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Viktor Oszkár Nagy is back with Bullhorn Lullaby

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- András Ötvös and Viola Lotti Gombó topline the second feature by the director, principal photography for which is about to begin; Campfilm is producing, while sales are by HNFF World Sales

Viktor Oszkár Nagy is back with Bullhorn Lullaby
Director Viktor Oszkár Nagy

The shoot will kick off on 1 July for Bullhorn Lullaby (Más liga – working title), the second feature by Viktor Oszkár Nagy, who made a splash with his feature debut, Father’s Acre (Gene Moskowitz Award from the international critics at the 2009 Hungarian Film Week), as well as with Bureau (a 52-minute TV fiction that was singled out with the FIPA d’Or for Best Screenplay in 2016), among other works. The cast includes András Ötvös (Heavenly Shift [+see also:
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) and Viola Lotti Gombó in the leading roles, and they will be acting alongside Szabolcs Thuróczy (Kills on Wheels [+see also:
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), Angéla Stefanovics (Lily Lane [+see also:
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), Ádám Piller, Ákos Orosz (Eternal Winter [+see also:
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, Made in Hungaria), Szabolcs Hajdu (who recently appeared in Bad Poems [+see also:
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and was among the cast of his own movie It’s Not the Time of My Life [+see also:
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) and Zoltán Rajkai.

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The story of the film (which is billed as a romantic comedy), written by Viktor Oszkár Nagy and Márton Bárány, revolves around big, brawny Gyula (35, played by András Ötvös), who is a true football fan. The "Kinizsi Black Army" – a racist gang of hooligans - are his second family. He has two really important people in his life: the leader of the gang, Alex (40 - Szabolcs Thuróczy), and Mariann (35 - Angéla Stefanovics), his wife, who desperately wants a baby. It turns out that Gyula is infertile, so their only option is to adopt. This plan fails, however, because Gyula is caught up in one of his regular violent clashes in the streets. In her desperation, Mariann chooses an illegal path. She closes a deal with a pregnant, teenage Gypsy girl (Lüszi, 16 - Viola Lotti Gombó) living in state foster care: they will adopt the girl's unwanted newborn and pretend that it was Mariann who gave birth. This crazy plan changes their lives forever…

Produced by Sára László and Marcell Gerő for Campfilm, Bullhorn Lullaby is being co-produced by Sparks Camera & Lighting, and has secured support from the Hungarian National Film Fund and the Hungarian tax credit. The project, which was supported at the development stage by the FilmJus Foundation, also took part in the EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs) programme in 2017. The shoot will take place across various different locations in Budapest from 1 July-30 August, with István Kürti in charge of the cinematography. The Hungarian theatrical distribution will be handled by Vertigo Media, while the international sales are being overseen by HNFF World Sales.

As a reminder, one particular title that really stands out in Campfilm’s catalogue is the documentary Cain’s Children [+see also:
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(unveiled at San Sebastián in 2014, in the New Directors section).

(Translated from French)

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