Kills on Wheels
(Tiszta szívvel)

feature, HD, 105 minutes, cinemascope

action comedy

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.

Director’s statment

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 Film
Best Actor: Szabolcs Thruróczy

Creators

Attila Till Director
Attila Till Screenplay
Imre Juhász Director of photography
Márton Gothár Editor
Csaba Kalotás Music
Tamás Zányi Sound
Márton Ágh Visual design
Andrea Flesch Costumes
Judit Stalter Producer
Laokoon Film Production company
Zoltán Fenyvesi, Szabolcs Thuróczy, Ádám Fekete, Mónika Balsai, Lídia Danis Cast

Awards

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 Golden Alexander (main prize)
Cairo International Film Festival - 2016 Bronze Pyramid
Kryla „The Wings” International Film Festival - 2016 Silver Star Award for Best Director
Hungarian Film Awards - 2017 Hungarian Film Award for Best Screenplay
Hungarian Film Awards - 2017 Hungarian Film Award for Best Actor
Hungarian Film Awards - 2017 Hungarian Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Hungarian Film Awards - 2017 Hungarian Film Award for Best Make-Up
Hungarian Film Awards - 2017 Hungarian Film Award for Best Sound
Vienna Let s CEE Film Festival - 2017 Best Film
Liege Policier - 2017 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

Festivals

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 2016 (in competition)
Motovun Film Festival - 2016 (in competition)
London Film Festival - 2016
Ostend Film Festival - 2016 (in competition)
Bergen International Film Festival - 2016
Canberra International Film Festival - 2016
Leiden International Film Festival - 2016
Haifa International Film Festival - 2016
Aarhus AFIA - 2016 (in competition)
Stockholm International Film Festival - 2016
Braunschweig International Film Festival - 2016
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - 2016
Les Arcs European Film Festival - 2016
Palm Springs International Film Festival - 2017
Trieste Film Festival - 2017
Fabiofest - 2017
Vilnius International Film Festival - 2017
Leiden Scholieren Filmfestival - 2017
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival - 2017
Stara Zagora Golden Linden - 2017
Bucheon BIFAN - 2017 (in competition)
Várna Love is Folly International Film Festival - 2017
Zurich Film Festival - 2017
Haugesund Norwegian IFF - 2017
Săo Paulo International Film Festival - 2017
Porto FANTASPORTO - 2019

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