Kills on Wheels
feature, HD, 105 minutes, cinemascope
PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2016. 4. 28.
This is a meaningful action-comedy of a wheelchair-bound assassin gang.
Driven by despair and fear of becoming useless, a 20 year-old boy, his friend, and an ex-fireman offer their services to the mafia.
But things are not what they seem.
The boundaries between reality and fiction blur and the story becomes a whirling kaleidoscope showing us gangsters and gunfights, but also the challenge of life in a wheelchair and the pain caused by a father’s rejection.
I have met several people in wheelchairs while I was volunteering with the disabled. These personal encounters inspired me to present a story about a wheelchair bound boy who is struggling with his own identity as much as with his environment and he finds a way to cope with life’s challenges in his own extreme fantasy world.
It was crucial to me to make a movie about disabled people where they finally aren’t played by actors, but they get the opportunity to act themselves and be the real heroes.
Roger Ebert Award – 2016 Chicago IFF
“Attila Till’s genre-mashing and certainly surprising Kills on Wheels takes us through the looking glass into the world of handicapped assassins. A highly entertaining dark comedy and action-thriller, the film is distinguished by the equanimity with which it treats its protagonists, who are rarely seen on the silver screen. This is a movie with cojones.” Jury
Special Jury Prize – 2016 Luxemburg CinÉast
“a surprising combination of genres, a fusion of drama, crime story, action and comic film that subverts expectations and stereotypes. It is an unexpected story populated with rich and touching characters who, to an extent, highlight themes and situations they themselves are confronted with in real life, making audiences laugh, cry and think about serious issues as well.” Jury
FIPRESCI Prize - 2016 Filmfestival Cottbus
"Kills on Wheels may be the most clever, inspiring, unexpecetdly deep and likeable film in competition at the Filmfestival Cottbus. The way Attila Till, script writer and director, portrayed the serious - and necessary - topics that lie at the base of the movie, covering them with such an enjoyable layer of cheerful but bittersweet feel and genre mixture between criminal thriller and balck comedy, make his second feature film the perfect excuse to approach Eastern European movies without pre-established prejudices.
Kills on Wheels is touching, entertaining, rough, fun, and proves that Eastern Europe can offer worldwide audience some fresh air in the form of blockbusters that can put against the ropes any Hollywood production." Jury
2016 - Hungarian Film Festival in Los Angeles:
Best Actor: Szabolcs Thruróczy
|Imre Juhász||Director of photography|
|Márton Ágh||Visual design|
|Laokoon Film||Production company|
|Zoltán Fenyvesi, Szabolcs Thuróczy, Ádám Fekete, Mónika Balsai, Lídia Danis||Cast|
|Palic International Film Festival - 2016||Audience Award|
|Chicago International Film Festival - 2016||Roger Ebert Award New Directors|
|Luxembourg CinÉast - 2016||Special Jury Prize|
|Arras L'Autre Cinema - 2016||Film Critics Jury Prize|
|Cottbus FilmFestival - 2016||FIPRESCI Prize|
|Thessaloniki International Film Festival - 2016||Ádám Fekete - Golden Alexander (main prize)|
|Cairo International Film Festival - 2016||Bronze Pyramid|
|Kryla „The Wings” International Film Festival - 2016||Attila Till - Silver Star Award for Best Director|
|Hungarian Film Awards - 2017||Attila Till - Hungarian Film Award for Best Screenplay|
|Hungarian Film Awards - 2017||Szabolcs Thuróczy - Hungarian Film Award for Best Actor|
|Hungarian Film Awards - 2017||Ádám Fekete - Hungarian Film Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|Hungarian Film Awards - 2017||Hungarian Film Award for Best Make-Up|
|Hungarian Film Awards - 2017||Tamás Zányi - Hungarian Film Award for Best Sound|
|Vienna Let s CEE Film Festival - 2017||Best Film|
|Liege Policier - 2017||Attila Till - Best Screenplay|
|Liege Policier - 2017||Student Jury Prize|
|Louisiana International Film Festival - 2017||Közönségdíj|
|Louisiana International Film Festival - 2017||New Voices/New Visions Jury Award|
|Berlin South East European Film Festival (SEEFF) - 2017||Best Film|
|Lagów International Film Festival - 2017||Special Prize|
|Cottbus FilmFestival - 2016||Ecumenical Jury Prize|
|Arras L'Autre Cinema - 2016||Young Jury Award|
|Arras L'Autre Cinema - 2016||Audience Award|
|Thessaloniki International Film Festival - 2016||Best Actor for Zoltán Fenyvesi, Szabolcs Thuróczy, Ádám Fekete|
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