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RAILROAD JUNKIES

by András Szöke

synopsis

Four good old friends – all of them railroad men till the democratic transition – have become victims of the cut-downs. Many years later, when even the railway station has been taken apart, the former station master of the village Honos, Dezső Béke gets a notification from town to go to the central office. The Hungarian State Railways Co. (MÁV) has selected their sideline station as the checkpoint for transported goods. To get his friends and himself temporary jobs, Dezső Béke lies that the station still exists and that they are capable of performing the task. And this is when madness starts...

international title: Railroad Junkies
original title: Hasutasok
country: Hungary
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: András Szöke
film run: 82'
release date: HU 28/12/2006
screenplay: András Szöke, Krisztián Grecsó
cast: János Derzsi, Gábor Zelei, József Szarvas, Sándor Badár, Róbert Rostás
cinematography by: Gábor Halász
film editing: Mari Miklós
art director: Erika Tarr, Zsolt Valkony
producer: Pál Sándor
production: Hunnia Filmstúdió
backing: RTL KLUB, Magyar Mozgókép Közalapítvány, Nemzeti Kulturális Alap (HU)
distributor: Hungarotop
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