Panic
(Pánik)

feature, 35mm, 94 minutes, cinemascope

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2008.

Zsuzsi has everything a girl can dream of: at thirty, she has two degrees, a great job, a nice car, and a place of her own. One day, however, the young PR manager wakes up to realize that something is wrong… She can’t breathe and her heart races.
When she is even dumped by her lover Kirill, she decides to check into the Panic Clinic. Here she finds herself under the care of a highly ambitious therapist, who uses strange methods for treating her and the other patients. Very soon a tiny goal becomes a huge task for Zsuzsi: she needs to be able to leave the clinic, go through the gate, and try to fit back in.
Beyond the walls everyone is normal, of course: Zsuzsi’s mother, Elli, and her friend, Ilona are two middle-aged divas who compulsively shop and seek adventure. Ilona’s daughter anxiously watches her newborn baby’s every movement, and Zsuzsi’s little brother wants to free their mother from an evil body-snatching alien – with the help of a gun.
The pair of supercops who show up quarrel endlessly over their gay identity and they even come to blows.
Zsuzsi has a choice: she remains anxious forever or she pulls herself together and starts a new life.

Creators

Attila Till Director
Attila Till Screenplay
Imre Juhász Director of photography
Béla Barsi Editor
Ambrus Tövisházi Music
Tamás Zányi, György Blaskó Sound
Márton Ágh Visual design
Sosa Juristovszky Costumes
Judit Stalter Production manager
András Muhi, Mónika Mécs, Ernő Mesterházy Producer
Gábor Rajna, Gábor Sipos, Judit Stalter, David Ungar Co-producer
Inforg Stúdió, M&M Film, Laokoon Film Production company
Ági Gubik, Judit Schell, Ildikó Bánsági, Márta Egri, Szabolcs Thuróczy, Lehel Kovács, Krisztián Kolovratnik, Angéla Stefanovics, Peter Valtz Cast

Awards

Houston Worldfest - 2009 Gold Remi Award
Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2008 Best Actress
Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2008 People's Choice via Internet

Festivals

Targu-Mures AlterNative - 2010
Cluj-Napoca Comedy Cluj - 2010 (in competition)
Syracuse International Film Festival - 2009 (in competition)
Berlin VERZAUBERT - 2009
Palic International Film Festival - 2009
Bursa SILK ROAD Film Festival - 2009 (in competition)
Cairo International Film Festival - 2008

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