Fools' Song
(Bolondok éneke)

feature, 35mm, 108 minutes

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2003.

Zoltán Frimont is a young French physician of Hungarian origin working for the organisation Physicians Without Borders. He is on a mission in Romania with his wife, who is also a doctor, when he collapses unexpectedly, and finds himself at a psychiatric institution in Transylvania. Within a short time, life in hospital becomes familiar to him, he discovers the peculiar world of the mentally ill, and instinctively feels he is surrounded by a better, more genuine world in the hospital than in the "normal" world he used to live in. He decides that he will never leave the hospital. However, he is so burdened by a trauma in his past that it becomes more and more intolerable, and he must return to Paris for a short time. It seems this move was premature: he must go back to the mental patients in Transylvania in order to come to terms with his past once and for all, and to reveal his strange secret.

Creators

Tibor Nemes Director of photography
Ákos Szelevényi Music
Tracol Film (Párizs), Csaba Bereczki Production company
Imre Orosz Costumes
Csaba Bereczki Director
Zsolt Kristóf Production manager
Csaba Bereczki, Suzanne Schifmann Screenplay
Csaba Bereczki Producer
Mónika Esztán Visual design
Pierre Haberer Editor
Jean-Luc Audry, Emanuel Crozet Sound
Stéphane Höhn, Maia Morgenstern, Julie Depardieu, Károly Eperjes, Ildikó Bánsági, Péter Andorai, Lajos Kovács, Gabi Gubás, Radu Amzulescu, Izidor Serban, Christian Charmetant, Victoria Cociasu, Petre Nicolae, Geo Visu, Vilmos Meleg Cast

Awards

Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2003 Best Supporting Actor: Lajos Kovács

Festivals

Cabourg Film Festival - 2004
Eilat International Film Festival - 2004 (in competition)
Cairo International Film Festival - 2003
Ourense International Independent Film Festival - 2003 (in competition)
Montreal The World Film Festival - 2003
Viareggio EuropaCinema - 2003

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