Kills on Wheels

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    Kills on Wheels

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    Hungary

    2016

    105 min

    • Hungarian

    Comedy drama

    Hungarian submission for the Academy Awards

    Twenty-year-old wheelchair user Zoli, his physically disabled friend, and an ex-fireman, who is also confined to a wheelchair, decide to offer their services to the mafia as a gang of hired assassins. But, as is the way with life, the reality is a little more prosaic… The boundaries between fantasy and reality blur as the unlikely heroes stumble from one close encounter to the next and we gain an unusual insight into their lives on the periphery of society.

    Awards

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    • Audience Award - FF Palić
    • Special Jury Prize - CinEast FF
    • Golden Alexander, Best Actors (Zoltan Fenyvesi, Szabolcs Thurocz, Adam Fekete) - Thessaloniki IFF
    • Ecumenical Jury Award - Cottbus FF
    • Jury “Coup de Coeur” Award, Audience Award, Young Jury Award - Arras FF
    • Bronze Pyramid for Best First or Second Work by a Director - Cairo IFF
    • Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Szabolcs Thuróczy), Best Supporting Actor (Ádám Fekete), Best Make-up (Szandra Gerö), Best Sound (Tamás Zányi) - Hungarian Film Awards
    • FIPRESCI Award - Festival of East European Cinema

    Festivals

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    Credits

    Cast
    Szabolcs Thuróczy
    Zoltán Fenyvesi
    Adám Fekete
    Screenplay
    Attila Till
    Cinematography
    Imre Juhász
    Editing
    Márton Gothár
    Music
    Csaba Kalotás

    Director's Statement

    It was crucial to me to make a movie about disabled people where they finally aren’t played by actors but get the opportunity to act themselves and be the real heroes.

    Production
    LAOKOON FILMGROUP

    Press

    Although the English-language title is technically accurate, it doesn’t suggest the picture’s depth and nuance, nor the fact that it is really a coming-of-age story.

    Alissa Simon, Variety

    The result is a likeable, offbeat mixture of reality and fantasy with strong performances and a satisfying eleventh hour twist that brings everything into sharp focus.

    Allan Hunter, Screen Daily

    More of a dramedy than an outright irreverent comedy, this is a small but charming film that explores what life must be like for those who don’t have a lot to lose and for whom challenges are key.

    Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

    Attila Till

    Attila Till

    Hungary

    Attila Till graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in the Intermedia department. His second feature film KILLS ON WHEELS premiered in 2016 at Karlovy Vary then achieved more then 50 festival invitations internationally and collects 27 awards. The film was sold about 30 territories worldwide, including Japan, Taiwan, Qatar, Latin America and USA among several European countries. KILLS ON WHEELS is the second Hungarian feature film on the US Netflix’s library. His previous short film, Csicska/ Beast, based on extended research and inspired by newspaper articles, and television news on the theme of modern-day slavery. This film had world premier at Quinzaine Section in 2011 and had excellent festival response.

    Aside from his film work, he 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

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