Own Death
(Saját halál)

feature, video, 118 minutes


"Dying is a tough job, especially when one has to finish urgently some galley proofs. Péter Nádas evoked this brilliantly in his short novel Own Death. This has now an equally brilliant equivalent in the imagery Péter Forgács designed for it. Hardly ever since Marguerite Duras' India Song has the collaboration between the literary and the cinematic been so successful as in this Forgács film of the Nádas story."
Peter Delpeut

Based on Péter Nádas' Own Death


Péter Forgács Director
Péter Forgács Screenplay
Péter Forgács, András Nagy Director of photography
Péter Sass Editor
Barnabás Dukay, László Melis, Mihály Víg Music
Tamás Zányi Sound
Szilvia Ritter Visual design
János Breckl Costumes
Enikő Szabó, Péter Forgács Producer
For-Creation Ltd. Production company
Péter Nádas, Peter Meikle Moore Narrator
István Benkő, Ágnes Hárai, András Novák, Gergő Somogyi, dr. István Kántor Cast


Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2008 Best Experimental Film


Wroclaw New Horizons IFF - 2008 (in competition)
Cluj-Napoca Transilvania - 2008
Prague FEBIOFEST - 2009
Rotterdam International Film Festival - 2008
Jerusalem International Film Festival - 2008
Split Film Festival - 2008

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