Dallas Among us
(Dallas Pashamende)

feature, SD, 93 minutes, 1:1.85

co-produced with: Germany Austria
drama

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2005.

Radu Dima, a Gypsy turned scholar, returns to the village of his birth, Dallas. The settlement consisting of mere shacks is in a shocking, apocalyptic state and situated right next to a rubbish dump is stretched out along a valley, without any water, electricity or a sewage system. Everywhere there are hissing and whirling fumes. People are moving about like grey, faceless shapes atop this gigantic heap of rubbish that seems to be breathing with life. They collect paper, metal and glass. Ownership is an unknown concept here, and nobody has a private life. Everybody knows everything about everybody, and everybody pokes their nose into the other's business.
After his father's funeral, Radu just wants to get out of the place as quickly as he can. However, meeting the old faces and acquaintances whom he had fought to relagate to the past and forget is unavoidable. When Radu gets involved in a "car theft" case he has to come to terms with the fact that his plans to leave must be put off. With all his strength he tries to keep to his principles, but bit by bit they begin to fray away. He is forced to face his own suppressed passions and the fate of the villagers.

Creators

Robert Pejó Director
Géza Csemer, Robert Pejó Screenplay
Vivi Dragan Vasile Director of photography
Réka Lemhényi Editor
Kathy Horváth Lajos, György Selmeczi Music
István Perger, Gábor Balázs Sound
Csaba Damokos, Tamás Banovich Visual design
János Breckl Costumes
Károly Fehér, Gergő Balika Production manager
László Kántor, Andreas Bareiss, Helmut Grasser Producer
Új Budapest Filmstúdió, MTM Medien und Television München / DE, Allegro Film / AT Production company
Oszkár Nyári, Bence Mányoki, Radu Amzulescu, Miklós Székely B., Dorka Gryllus, Kálmán Hollai, Zsolt Bogdán Cast

Awards

Setúbal FESTROIA  International Film Festival - 2005 Best Actress: Dorka Gryllus
Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2005 Best Actress: Dorka Gryllus, Best Sound: Gábor Balázs
Verona Schermi d'Amore - 2005 Special Mention
Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival - 2005 CICAE Jury's Special Mention Panorama
Aubagne International Film Festival - 2005 Best Actor: Zsolt Bogdán
Sochi Faces of Love - 2005 Best Actress: Dorka Gryllus

Festivals

Cottbus FilmFestival - 2005
Pune International Film Festival - 2010
Graz DIAGONALE - 2005
Sofia International Film Festival - 2006
Umea International Film Festival - 2005
Winston-Salem RiverRun - 2006
Cabourg Film Festival - 2006
Calcutta International Film Festival - 2005
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - 2005
Ljubljana International Film Festival - 2005
Bratislava International Film Festival - 2005
Durban International Film Festival - 2005
Warsaw International Film Festival - 2005 (in competition)
Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival - 2006
Moscow Golden Knight International Film Festival - 2007
Istanbul Rendez-Vous - 2005
Seville Film Festival - 2005
Mill Valley Film Festival - 2005
Sarajevo Film Festival - 2005 (in competition)
Tokyo International Film Festival - 2005 (in competition)
Sochi International Film Festival - 2005 (in competition)
Rio de Janeiro IFF - 2005
Eilat International Film Festival - 2006
Bogota Film Festival - 2005 (in competition)
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 2005 (in competition)
Ghent Flanders International Film Festival - 2005 (in competition)
Săo Paulo International Film Festival - 2005 (in competition)
Zagreb Film Festival - 2005
Mumbai International Film Festival - 2006
La Rochelle International Film Festival - 2005

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