feature, 35mm, 98 minutes
PREMIER (HUNGARY): 1999.
Chinese Defense is the story of a Transylvanian man, Péter György, who returns after twenty-two years of Siberian detention. He arrives at a small town station in Transylvania and learns that it now belongs to another country. He does not understand the changes that happened while he was away. The messages he brings from the Gulags in Siberia and his personal story become a nuisance for the authorities. István, a local policeman goes everywhere with him. While looking for his native town, Péter György can see that even the landscape has gone through strange transformations. Finally he finds the local boss, comrade Lovász, who makes him into a new man. But before they deprive him of everything, they use him for a scientific experiment. They send him to Aunt Irma to check the effect of uranium on potency�In Irma� apartment two sensitive people find harmony for a moment.
|László Csiki, Gábor Tompa||Screenplay|
|Andrei Both||Visual design|
|Tibor Máthé||Director of photography|
|Sándor Baló||Production manager|
|Objektív Film Studio, Covi Design Film, Hungarian Television||Production company|
|János Rózsa, Alexandru Riosanu||Producer|
|Emil Győry, Iván Dengyel, Maia Morgenstern, Victor Rebengiuc, Jean Pierre Becker, Mihai Constantin , Lajos Kovács||Cast|
|Sochi International Film Festival - 1999||Best Actor: Emil Győry|
|Salerno International Film Festival - 1999||First Film Category Main Prize|
|Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 1999|
|Istanbul Rendez-Vous - 2000|
|Targu-Mures AlterNative - 1999|
|Bratislava International Film Festival - 1999||(in competition)|
|Alexandria International Film Festival - 1999|
|Trieste Film Festival - 2000|
|Săo Paulo International Film Festival - 1999|
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