Chinese Defense
(Kínai védelem)

feature, 35mm, 98 minutes

First feature


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.


Gábor Tompa Director
László Csiki, Gábor Tompa Screenplay
Tibor Máthé Director of photography
Zsuzsa Csákány Editor
György Selmeczi Music
Károly Peller Sound
Andrei Both Visual design
Juliana Mantoc Costumes
János Rózsa, Alexandru Riosanu Producer
Objektív Film Studio, Covi Design Film, Hungarian Television Production company
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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