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Kills on Wheels
In Hungarian with Englishsubtitles
For audiences aged 12 and above
|While Hollywood pays lip service to a call for diversity in front of and behind the camera, the engaging Hungarian dramedy "Kills On Wheels" proves that action speaks louder than words. In his sophomore feature, helmer-writer Attila Till puts a new spin on the term "differently abled" with this tale of two twentysomethings from a Budapest rehab center who enter a new realm when they become involved with a wheelchair-bound hitman. Although the English-language title is technically accurate, it doesn't suggest the picture's depth and nuance, nor the fact that it is really a coming-of-age story. (The more evocative Hungarian title translates as "From The Bottom Of My Heart.") With two physically disabled performers winningly portraying the young leads, the film has been charming Magyar audiences since April and is still in cinemas. Marketing savvy and critical appreciation could lead this festival hit to some kind of specialized distribution offshore; meanwhile, the concept is ripe for a remake.
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Director: Attila Till
Attila Till (born in 1971) is Hungarian director and television persona. His debut full-lenght feature Pánik premiered in 2008 and his first short film attracted a lot of attention in 2011.
|Screenplay: Attila Till
Cast: Zoltán Fenyvesi, Szabolcs Thuróczy, Ádám Fekete, Mónika Balsai, Lídia Danis
Production: Judit Stalter / Laokoon Filmgroup
Sales: HNFF World Sales