Wake Up Mate, Don't You Sleep
(Kelj fel, komám, ne aludjál)

feature, 35mm, 85 minutes, 1:1.66


We’re standing on the Plain; our trousers are flapping in the wind, …Kapa and Pepe…
Pepe, would you ever have guessed that you would be a prisoner of war in your own country?…
 Some pick out the soul from the body. But who is in there?
A member of the German SS drawn from the ”Volk”, a Hungarian foot soldier, a Jew with a yellow star, a Russian with a street-organ, and a NATO soldier are riding a bike across the Chain Bridge.
Wake up mate, don’t you sleep, you have lost the bell and sheep, Jancsó in a greatcoat, Hernádi in a hat at court and on a hospital bed, the T-34 Russian tank brings Russian oranges and the fallen angels mustn’t be fed! To the dance and music of András Lovasi, Kispál és a Borz, Burzsoá Nyugdíjasok, and Bëlga.
After the Trilogy, Jancsó and Grunwalsky add fuel to the fire.


Miklós Jancsó Director
Ferenc Grunwalsky, Miklós Jancsó, Gyula Hernádi Screenplay
Ferenc Grunwalsky Director of photography
Zsuzsa Csákány Editor
Kispál és a Borz, Burzsoá Nyugdíjasok, Bëlga, András Lovasi Music
Ottó Oláh Sound
Tamás Banovich Visual design
Zsuzsa Stenger Costumes
András Ozorai Producer
Neuropa Film Ltd. Production company
Zoltán Mucsi, Péter Scherer, Ildikó Tóth, Miklós Jancsó, Gyula Hernádi, Béla Fesztbaum, Judit Schell, András Lovasi Cast


Taormina Film Festival - 2003 Taormina Arte Award for Cinematic Excellence to Miklós Jancsó


Montreal The World Film Festival - 2003
Moscow International Film Festival - 2003
Targu-Mures AlterNative - 2003
Prague FEBIOFEST - 2004
Wiesbaden GoEast Film Festival - 2013

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