Tiszta szívvel

Hungary 2016

Synopsis

This is a meaningful action-comedy of a wheelchair-bound assassin gang.
Driven by despair and fear of becoming useless, a 20 year-old boy, his friend, and an ex-fireman offer their services to the mafia.
But things are not what they seem.
The boundaries between reality and fiction blur and the story becomes a whirling kaleidoscope showing us gangsters and gunfights, but also the challenge of life in a wheelchair and the pain caused by a father’s rejection.

Directors Statement

I have met several people in wheelchairs while I was volunteering with the disabled. These personal encounters inspired me to present a story about a wheelchair bound boy who is struggling with his own identity as much as with his environment and he finds a way to cope with life’s challenges in his own extreme fantasy world.
It was crucial to me to make a movie about disabled people where they finally aren’t played by actors, but they get the opportunity to act themselves and be the real heroes.

Biography

Attila Till graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in the Intermedia department.

His first feature film PANIC premiered in 2008 at the Hungarian Film Week where it was recognised in a number of categories, and won the Best Actress Award. It appeared at a number of international festivals, including the Cairo IFF.
His first short film, BEAST, based on extended research and inspired by newspaper articles and television news on the theme of modern-day slavery, premiered in Cannes Directors' Fortnight 2011, screened at more than 100 festivals and received a European Short Film nomination by EFA.

Aside from his film work, Attila is one of the most recognized TV personalities in Hungary. In recent years, he has helped create numerous innovative cultural programs as well as hosting high-profile TV shows.

2011 - BEAST, short
2008 - PANIC
2002 - SPACE, short
2001 - MEDIA PLAZA, short
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Cast & Crew

Directed by : Attila Till

Written by : Attila Till

Produced by : Judit Stalter

Director of Photography : Imre Juhász

Editor : Márton Gothár

Production Design : Márton Ágh

Costume Design : Andrea Flesch

Hair & Make up Artist : Szandra Niké Gerõ

Composer : Csaba Kalotás

Sound Design : Tamás Zányi

Main Cast : Szabolcs Thuróczy (Rupaszov), Zoltán Fenyvesi (Zolika), Ádám Fekete (Barba Papa), Monika Balsai (Zita)

Nominations and Awards

  • EFA Selection 2016