The Sun Street Boys
(A Nap utcai fiúk)

feature, 35mm, 89 minutes, 1:1.85

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2007.

The story begins on October 23, 1956 and ends on November 4 of the same year.
Juli is Totya’s girlfriend, but also loves Gábor. Their love triangle will have to endure the trials and tribulations of these stirring times.
A group of boys living in the outskirts of the capital are playing football in an abandoned lot when Juli, a ticket inspector, brings news of protests breaking out in the city. Only Gábor accompanies her into town, and together they become part of this historical event.
At dawn, when the boys too come under fire from Soviet forces, they decide to join in the fight. Under Totya’s leadership they grab some guns and build a barricade around a small cinema. “We’ll defend this corner!” they say.
With only guns and Molotov cocktails at their disposal they stand their ground against the encroaching Soviet tanks. They never abandon their base, not even on the more peaceful days, and as outnumbered as they are, this dauntless bunch fights a heroic battle on November 4, when the enemy returns with reinforcements.

Creators

György Szomjas Director
Gábor Heller, Ákos Kertész, György Szomjas Screenplay
Ferenc Grunwalsky Director of photography
Károly Szalai Editor
György Ferenczi Music
György Kovács Sound
Mónika Esztán, Szilvia Ritter Visual design
Zsuzsa Stenger Costumes
Zsolt Monostori Production manager
Dénes Szekeres Producer
Katalin Rosta Co-producer
Tivoli-Filmproduction Production company
Imre Csuja Narrator
Péter Bárnai, Sándor Czecző, Kata Gáspár, Tamás Bruckner, Gergő Fekete, David Hervaci Ersan, Lajos Juhász, Miklós Kovács, Miklós Lázár, Dániel Lugosi, András Mendler, Viktor Nagy, György Somhegyi, Péter Andorai, János Bán, Ágnes Csere, János Derzsi, Djoko Rosić, Sándor Gáspár, Zoltán Mucsi, Péter Scherer, István Szilágyi, András Szőke Cast

Awards

Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2008 Best Producer

Festivals

San Luis Cine International Festival - 2008 (in competition)
Torino Film Festival - 2008 (in competition)
Calcutta International Film Festival - 2008
Oulu International Children - 2009
Neisse Film Festival - 2009
Cluj-Napoca Transilvania - 2009

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