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Taxidermia (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Horror | 23 August 2006 (France)
Three generations of men, including a pervert that constantly seeks for new kinds of satisfaction, an obese speed eater and a passionate embalmer.

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Balatony Kálmán (as Trócsányi Gergõ)
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Balatony Lajoska
Gina Moreno ...
Ferike
István Gyuricza ...
Hadnagy (as Gyuricza István)
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Hadnagyné (as Molnár Piroska)
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Öreg Balatony Kálmán (as Máté Gábor)
Géza Hegedüs D. ...
Dr. Regõczy Andor (as Hegedüs D. Géza)
Zoltán Koppány ...
Miszlényi Béla (as Koppány Zoltán)
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Krisztián
Adél Stanczel ...
Aczél Gizi (as Stanczel Adél)
Éva Kuli ...
Leóna (as Kuli Éva)
Lajos Parti Nagy ...
Dédnagypapa (as Parti Nagy Lajos)
Attila Lõrinczy ...
Pap (as Lõrinczy Attila)
Mihály Pálfi ...
Baba (as Mihály Pálfi)
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Three generations of men, including a pervert that constantly seeks for new kinds of satisfaction, an obese speed eater and a passionate embalmer.

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Three stories. Three generations. Three men. One bizarre and shocking universe.

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Comedy | Drama | Horror

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23 August 2006 (France)  »

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Budget:

HUF 500,000,000 (estimated)

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$342 (USA) (11 September 2009)

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$10,205 (USA) (8 November 2009)
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Director György Pálfi won $10,000 at the 2004 Sundance/NHK Filmmakers Award while Taxidermia (2006) was in pre-production. The other two projects that won in 2004: Casa de Areia (2005) and Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005). See more »

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Insane, gory, violent, crazy - but not without meaning. Absolutely perfect.
13 February 2006 | by (Miskolc, Hungary) – See all my reviews

György Pálfi's second feature length movie is Taxidermia, which is about three generation of a family, and all of them has something very peculiar about them: the first one is a horny officer, his son is a very big sport-eater, and his job is very important of him. The third isn't special in any ways, but wants to be. He's very skinny, and there is nothing important about him. His relationship with his father is not very balanced: they diverge from each other in every possible way. But he's secretly planning something, from what he will be famous of... Nothing in Hungarian cinema's history can be compared to this. Not a single Hungarian movie was as violent as this one is sometimes. In some scene it reminded me of Pasolini's Salo. But the disgusting and the violent scenes are all meaningful; probably they are a perverse, misshapen mirror of the society. We can't say, that the leading characters are perverted, because everybody is as much perverted, as the ones we see. Fortunately this unique movie is presented by a big amount of humor - and we simply can't take the characters totally seriously. Taxidermia is a milestone in Hungarian film-making, and was worth every single cent of the Sundance money, from which it was made.


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