Mario, the Magician
(Márió, a varázsló)

feature, 35mm, 92 minutes, 1:1.85

co-produced with: Italy


At the beginning of the 1990s, not long after the change in regime, a miracle occurs in a tiny sleepy Hungarian village with the arrival of Mario, the elegant Italian shoe manufacturer. He promises jobs and wellbeing to the local women, setting the village in motion. Vera cannot resist the charisma of the Italian either. She becomes more and more enchanted by the man's special charm. And she feels the Italian is not indifferent to her either. She dreams obsessively about a better life at Mario's side.


László Hargittai Editor
Tamás Almási, Margit Halász Screenplay
Franco Nero Co-producer
Gábor Garami Producer
Arturo Andreoli, Zsuzsa Balai Costumes
Tamás Almási Director
László Dés Music
György Beck Director of photography
Ildikó Kovács Production manager
Gábor Balázs Sound
Tamás Merétei Visual design
Cinema-Film, No Limit International S.R.L. / IT Production company
Franco Nero, Juli Nyakó, Attila Egyed, Vittoriio Marsigliani, Antonio Grosso, Vilmos Vajdai, Ági Szirtes, Zsolt Trill, András Réthelyi, Zoltán Mucsi, Tibor Gáspár, Anna Fehér, József Gyabronka, Nelli Szűcs, Erika Nádasi Cast


Houston Worldfest - 2009 Silver Remi Award


Palic International Film Festival - 2009
Ourense International Independent Film Festival - 2009
Calcutta International Film Festival - 2009
Cairo International Film Festival - 2008 (in competition)

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