"Taxideremia" contains three generational stories, about a grandfather, a father, and a son, linked together by recurring motifs. The dim grandfather, an orderly during World War Two, lives in his bizarre fantasies; he desires love. The huge father seeks success as a top athlete -- a speed eater -- in the post-war pro-Soviet era. The grandson, a meek, small-boned taxidermist, yearns for something greater: immortality. He wants to create the most perfect work of art of all time by stuffing his own torso. Historical facts and surrealism become intertwined as magical realism, like in the works of Gabriel García Marquez or the Hungarian writer Lajos Parti Nagy; the script is based on two of the latter's stories. Palfi added the third story, that of the grandson the taxidermist.
Cast: Marc Bischoff, Gergely Trócsányi, Adél Stanczel, Piroska Molnár, Csaba Czene
Produced by: Emilie Georges, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Gabriele Kranzelbinder
Directed by: Gyorgy Palfi
Written by: Lajos Parti Nagy, György Pálfi, Zsófia Ruttkay
Running time: 1hr 31min
Opens: Aug 14, 2009 Limited
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