Kolorado Kid: Revolution, money and betrayal
Filming has almost wrapped up on András Vágvölgyi B.’s Kolorado Kid. Considered the promoter of gonzo journalism in Hungary, the director, who made the 1997 documentary Ken, avagy egy város megtalálja a gyilkost, has chosen as the topic of his debut feature the 50th anniversary of the Budapest Rising, which he looks at from an original angle.
Presenting Kolorado Kid as a "pop movie", made in a similar way to Carol Reed’s The Third Man, the film will star Zsolt Nagy (Ferenc Török’s Szezon), Tibor Gáspár (Best Actor, 2004 Hungarian Film Week for Másnap), Lilla Sárosdi, Zsuzsa Dedre, Andrea Fullajtár and Péter Kokics.
With Kolorado Kid, Vágvölgyi B. also intends to pay homage to 1989 events, which would never have taken place without the Budapest revolts of 1956. The film is not a study of the 1956 Revolution, but a general overview of the Kadar regime (which governed Hungary from 1956 to 1989), illustrated through the misadventures of the far from saintly Béla Kreuzer (Nagy).
Bela took part in the 1956 Rising and has a passion for gambling. Three years later, he ingeniously wins a very big sum of money and foolishly tells all those close to him about it, unaware that the secret police is trying to track him down. As a result, he is betrayed by his friends, partner, family and country, as well as by the West.
Produced by Attila Csáky for Cameofilm (behind Márta Mészáros’ The Unburied Man, 2004, and the director’s new project Hanna Wende), Kolorado Kid carries a €1m budget.
Filming by DoP Dávid Lukács, which began in March and will end by the end of the month, took place for the most part in Budapest’s Kincsem Park.
The title is expected to premiere in February 2008 during Hungarian Film Week.
(Translated from French)
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