Archive of films Sleepwakers / Ébrenjárók

Hungary
2002, 102 min

Section: Variety Critics´ Choice
Year: 2002

Middle-aged clerk Sándor is fired from his job so he decides to start a new life. He is soon arrested for drunk driving, however, and ends up in a cell with Anna, a street trader selling cigarettes, and the labourer Bandi. These three apparent shipwreck survivors are the last island of innocence in a town full of fraudsters.


Synopsis

Sándor (Gyorgy Gazsó), a middle-aged office worker, is fired from his job and decides to start a new life. But he hasn´t gone very far when he´s stopped for drunk driving. Meanwhile, Anna (Eszter Márkó) is trying to earn some cash by giving away samples of a new brand of cigarettes, going aimlessly from bar to bar. Third main character is Bandi (Péter László a factory worker who receives a severe electric shock on the job, and begins to quarrel with family and friends. Sándor, Anna and Bandi eventually wind up in a jail cell together, but although they appear to be the losers - dreamers in a city peopled with hucksters and hustlers - they´re the ones who retain their innocence. David Stratton

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: Variety Critics´ Choice
   
Director: Bence Miklauzic
Screenplay: Bence Miklauzic, Balázs Maruszki
Dir. of Photography: Márton Miklauzic
Music: Ádám Jávorka
Editor: Béla Barsi
Producer: Sándor Simó
Production: Hunnia Studio, Chaplin Film
Cast: György Gazsó, Eszter Márkó, Péter Laszló, Sándor Almási, Csaba Pindroch
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