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Delta (2008)

A man comes home to meet his mother and sister after many years away. He finds his mother living with a new boyfriend, and his sister to be grown-up. He begins to settle down in this new ... See full summary »

Director:

Kornél Mundruczó

Writers:

Yvette Biro (screenplay) (as Bíró Yvette), Kornél Mundruczó (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Félix Lajkó Félix Lajkó ... Mihail
Orsolya Tóth ... Fauna (as Tóth Orsi)
Lili Monori Lili Monori ... Anya
Sándor Gáspár Sándor Gáspár ... Anya szeretõje
Gábor Fábián Gábor Fábián
Tamás Polgár Tamás Polgár
János Zancea János Zancea
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A man comes home to meet his mother and sister after many years away. He finds his mother living with a new boyfriend, and his sister to be grown-up. He begins to settle down in this new place by building a new home for himself on the delta. But when his sister moves in with him and the two begin a romance, there are tragic consequences. Written by Filmy

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Country:

Hungary | Germany

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

12 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sto delta See more »

Filming Locations:

Danube Delta, Romania See more »

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Budget:

€1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the first half of production (before the death of lead actor Lajos Bertók), Mari Kiss played his mother. After his role was recast, the director chose another actress, Lili Monori to play the role of the mother. See more »

Soundtracks

On The Way
Composed by Florian Fricke
Performed by Popol Vuh
Licensed by Edition Popol Vuh
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Bigotry in the Delta
16 January 2010 | by colin roseSee all my reviews

Having difficulty understanding other reviewers, including major film critics, description of the film. The central sexual encounter is a violent rape by the stepfather - not incest. At no point do we see any incest or I would suggest any hint of incest. Brotherly love we do see, but in such a way as the bigoted may well encounter incest in there minds. As is the incest is in the eyes of those who cannot read the film, as it is in the peasants who cannot tolerate the intruder. A perfect image of misreading occurs when we have silhouettes behind a sheet, cleverly implying a sexual reading, only for us to be brought short when we realise it is the pegging out of the washing. What we do see is male violence to women. We learn that the half-brother is much affected by nursing a girl who had got pregnant " I had to nurse her, the baby was stillborn, But she disappeared" Owes a bit too much to Bela Tarr and Agnes Hranitzky, and these bit come over as mannered. Given better fortunes in the making of the film the pacing may well have been better considered. and the overly beautiful camera better integrated into the story, a story which was rescued in the making.


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