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Filming kicks off on Péter Bergendy's Post Mortem

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- The filmmaker gets to work on a ghost film set in Post-World War Hungary. A Szupermodern Studio Budapest production sold by HNFF

Filming kicks off on Péter Bergendy's Post Mortem
Fruzsina Hais in Post Mortem (© Szupermodern Studio/Attila Szvacsek)

Filming kicked off on Péter Bergendy's Post Mortem on 27 November, his fourth feature film after Stop Mom Theresa! (winner of two prizes at the Hungarian Film Week in 2005 and selected at many international festivals), The Exam [+see also:
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(unveiled at Karlovy Vary, in the East of the West competition in 2012) and the historical thriller Vault (2018). The cast stars Viktor Klem (The Whiskey Bandit [+see also:
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, Home Guards [+see also:
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), the young Fruzsina Hais, Judit Schell (noticed for her performance in Just Sex and Nothing Else [+see also:
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, and due to hit the big screen next year in Impromptu), Zsolt Anger (winner of the Best Actor Award at the Hungarian Film Week in 2008 for The Investigator, giving excellent performances recently in Strangled [+see also:
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, Budapest Noir [+see also:
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, and Loop [+see also:
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), Andrea Ladányi, Gabriella Hámori (winner of the European Film Promotion Shooting Star Award in 2006 and a close collaborator of the director's, having starred in all his previous films) and Gábor Reviczky.

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Written by Piros Zánkay (based on a story he developed with Péter Bergendy and Gábor Hellebrandt), the screenplay is based on a fantasy film premise. As a result of the destruction caused by World War I and the Spanish Flu, countless spirits have become stranded in our world. Tomás, the young, wandering, post mortem photographer, ends up in a small Hungarian village during the freezing winter of 1918, after meeting a ten year-old orphan girl, Anna. He decides to investigate the ghosts' intentions and look for a way to get free of them and Anna accompanies him through all the dangers on their exciting exploration...

Produced by Tamás Lajos and Abel Köves for Szupermodern Studio Budapest, Post Mortem received financing from the Hungarian National Film Fund, which will also manage international sales. The 41-day shoot – due to wrap up at the end of February 2019 – will take place primarily at the Hungarian Open Air Museum in Szentendre, with some special scenes due to take place at Studio 4 and in the backlot of Mafilm Studios. The film's theatrical release is scheduled for October 2020.

(Translated from French)

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