Team Building
(Team Building)

feature, 35mm, 94 minutes, 1:1.85

First feature

co-produced with: Germany United Kingdom

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2010.

To what extent does the brainwashing of our times, so-called team building, which has become so popular, help people to function in their everyday lives? In what way does it help people to answer the fundamental questions of life? How well can somebody brought up in an ex-communist country conform to the values dictated by a "brave new world"? And how well can a trainer brought in from the UK understand the (sometimes way too) Eastern European way of life?

Péter's job is to film a team building weekend in a countryside mansion. He records the events of the weekend: the memorable moments as well as the humiliating ones, the team building, and the foreign trainer, George's sometimes cruel but efficient methods. Péter agrees to make a film in the end about the weekend. It is shown at the closing event, but the participants get more than they bargained for.

A portrayal of society in a country that fought for and won its freedom. Or did it ever really win it?

Creators

Réka Almási Director
Réka Almási Screenplay
Viktor Gibárti Director of photography
Csaba Tóth Editor
Péter Tóth Music
Tamás Zányi Sound
Kata Nemes Takách Visual design
Eszter Antal Costumes
Ferenc Pusztai Producer
KMH Film Production company
27 Films / DE, Superkrush Films / UK Co-producer
Zsolt Nagy, Péter Nagy, Andrea Fullajtár, Alexis latham, Iván Kamarás, Péter Blaskó, Zoltán Géczi, Marianna Szalay, Ferenc Elek, János Derzsi, Emese Vasvári, Mária Varga Cast

Awards

Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2010 Sándor Simó Prize for the Best First Feature
Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2010 Ferenc Pusztai - Best Producer

Festivals

Palic International Film Festival - 2011

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