feature, HD, 88 minutes, cinemascope

co-produced with: Slovakia


Mirage tells the story of an African football player in a small Hungarian town, who commits a crime and has to flee. He finds refuge on a farm deep in the Hungarian flatland. Soon he realizes that the farm is a modern-day slave camp where he is forced to fight for his freedom and ultimately his life.

Fleeing from the police after fixing a match, Francis, an African football player, seeks refuge in a ranch run by a local crime boss in the middle of the vast Hungarian plains known as the "Puszta". He soon realizes that the workers on the ranch are little more than slaves. His presence on the ranch begins a chain of events that culminates in violent rebellion by the workers against their criminal overlords. A reluctant hero, Francis finds himself playing in the most important match of his life, with his freedom and his very life at stake.
Drawing from the traditions of Hungarian cinema as well as the Hollywood Westerns, Mirage is a story about modern-day Hungary, racism, equality, power and freedom.


Szabolcs Hajdu Director
Szabolcs Hajdu, Jim Stark, Nándor Lovas Screenplay
András Nagy Director of photography
Péter Politzer Editor
Billy Martin Music
László Rajk Visual design
Krisztina Berzsenyi Costumes
Andrea Taschler, Gábor Kovács Producer
Mirage Film Stúdió, Filmpartners, MPhilms / SK Production company
Mátyás Prikler, Ági Pataki, Jim Stark, Judit Romwalter, Mónika Mécs, Ernő Mesterházy, András Poós Co-producer
Isaach de Bankolé, Razvan Vasilescu, Orsolya Török-Illyés, Dragos Bucur, Tamás Polgár Cast


Toronto International Film Festival - 2014
Antalya Golden Orange IFF - 2014
Haifa International Film Festival - 2014
Stockholm International Film Festival - 2014
Mannheim International Film Festival - 2014
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - 2014
Essonne CINESSONNE - 2014 (in competition)
Palm Springs International Film Festival - 2015
Prague FEBIOFEST - 2015
Cluj-Napoca Transilvania - 2015
Palic International Film Festival - 2015 (in competition)
Marrakech International Film Festival - 2014 (in competition)

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