Prank
(Tréfa)

feature, 35mm, 94 minutes, 1:1.85

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2009.

It is 1912. In a small town's parish school run by priests the school year starts off in an ordinary way. This autumn, however, the pupils are overcome by a strangely overwhelming rowdiness, leading them to come up with increasingly more outrageous pranks.
The school welcomes a new teacher, Father Weigl. The new, young teacher is aghast at his colleagues' liberal approach to the excessively bad behaviour of the teenage pupils. Father Zoltán, the form master of the 7th year students, pays less and less attention to the events taking place right around him. His younger brother, deafened in a boxing match, was on his way to Boston for surgery at Father Zoltán's urging. The brother was aboard the Titanic, which collided with an iceberg. The official report on the injured and casualties is yet to be released.
One day, events take a sudden turn...

Creators

Péter Gárdos Director
Zsuzsa Bíró Screenplay
László Seregi Jr. Director of photography
Mari Miklós Editor
Ferenc Császár Sound
Péter Horgas Visual design
Márta Jánoskúti Costumes
Dénes Szekeres Producer
Tivoli-Filmproduction Production company
Lóránt Váta, Tamás Lengyel Cast

Awards

Ourense International Independent Film Festival - 2009 Special Mention
Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2009 Best Director

Festivals

Lagów International Film Festival - 2010 (in competition)
Sighisoara Film Festival - 2010
Săo Paulo International Film Festival - 2009
Chicago International Film Festival - 2009 (in competition)
Moscow International Film Festival - 2009 (in competition)
Syracuse International Film Festival - 2010
Moscow DetectiveFEST - 2010 (in competition)
Zlín International Film Festival for Children and Youth - 2010 (in competition)

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