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by Antal Nimród


A ballad about the very eventful life of a Hungarian who became a national hero before he was 30. Attila Ambrus tried all kinds of careers before becoming the country’s most famous criminal. When he turned to bank robbery in 1993, public opinion quickly saw him as a “gentleman burglar”. Attila was always polite and nice, never spilling any blood, often giving flowers to the employees of the banks he robbed, leaving bottles of champagne addressed to his pursuers. He disappeared quickly from each bank, leaving only a faint scent of whiskey. In Hungary in the midst of a transition between the end of communism and impending capitalism, he quickly became a national icon nicknamed “the Robin Hood of the Eastern Bloc”.

international title: The Whiskey Bandit
original title: A Viszkis
working title: The Whiskey Robber
country: Hungary
sales agent: Hungarian National Film Fund - HNFF World Sales
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Antal Nimród
film run: 129'
release date: HU 16/10/2017
screenplay: Antal Nimród
cast: Bence Szalay, Attila Beko, Imre Csuja, Björn Freiberg, György Gazsó, Attila Ifj. Vidnyánszky, Gergely Kaszás, Viktor Klem, Dániel Mertz, Piroska Móga
cinematography by: Zoltán Kovács, Péter Szatmári
film editing: Zoltán Kovács
art director: Balázs Hujber
producer: Barnabás Hutlassa, Tamás Hutlassa
production: Viszkis Film
distributor: InterCom
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