Kills on Wheels: a very special hit man for Attila Till
by Fabien Lemercier
- The filmmaker is currently shooting his second feature, produced by Lakoon Cinema and sold abroad by the Hungarian Film Fund
Having created quite a buzz with his feature debut, Panic (which garnered the Best Actress and Internet Audience Awards at the Hungarian Film Week 2008), as well as with his short film Beast (selected at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in 2011 and nominated for the European Film Award in 2012), Attila Till has been shooting his second feature, Kills on Wheels [+see also:
film profile], since 7 September. The cast features Zoltan Fenyvesi, Szabolcs Thuroczy, Ádám Fekete, Monika Balsai and Dusán Vitanovics.
Written by the director himself, the story is based on a simple idea: what is the perfect alibi for a professional hit man? What about being confined to a wheelchair? The plot revolves around a young disabled man who decides to join a group of contract killers who work for a crime syndicate. Assassination after assassination, the characters’ exploits toy with the limits of their imagination and push the boundaries of reality, shining a spotlight on a protagonist who is looking to make friends, put down roots and find a meaningful purpose in life.
Produced by Judit Stalter (European Film Promotion’s Producer on the Move 2012 – read the interview) for Lakoon Cinema (which co-produced Till’s feature debut), Kills on Wheels is backed by the Hungarian Film Fund (which is handling international sales) and by A-Company Hungary (which will bring the film out in local cinemas). The eight-week shoot will wrap on 30 October.
(Translated from French)