Taxidermia

Three stories. Three generations. Three men. One bizarre and shocking universe.
Taxidermia
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 31 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: April 6, 2010
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Koch Vision
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Making-Of Featurette
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital - Hungarian
    • Subtitles - English

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Directed by
Screenwriting by &
Composition by &
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Entertainment Reviews:

Los Angeles Times - 08/14/2009
"[A] brilliant, often grotesquely bizarre allegory on life in Hungary from World War II to the present, a surrealist fantasy exploring the limits of the body and its desired and altogether a darkly funny comedy on the human condition in extremis."
New York Times - 08/14/2009
"Beautifully lighted, with elegant, fluid cinematography, it includes some stunning, magic-realist flourishes."
Box Office - 08/27/2009
4 stars out of 5 -- "[The film] is as sweeping in scope and vision as it is in viscera. Gyorgy Palfi's breathtaking visuals recall both the ingenious camera movement of the Soviet New Wave and the edgy poetics of Prague New Spring."
A.V. Club - 08/20/2009
"TAXIDERMIA is frequently funny, for those who can stomach it. The imaginative minutiae surrounding Soviet Bloc eating competitions is particularly sharp..."

Product Description:

A strange young man takes his family's long tradition of bizarre behavior to new heights (or depths) in this wildly perverse and explicit horror comedy from director György Pálfi. Kálmán Balatony (Gergo Trócsányi) is a grotesquely fat gentleman who was fathered by an angry hospital orderly getting revenge on his boss by having sex with his wife. While the embittered husband killed the orderly when he was caught in the act, Kálmán was born as a result of the wife's indiscretion, and when he grows to adulthood he earns a modest fame as a competitive eating champion. At an eating contest, Kálmán meets a female competitor, the freakish Gizi (Adél Stanczel), and the two fall in love. Kálmán and Gizi marry, and she gives birth to a son, Lajos (Marc Bischoff), who grows up to be just as skinny as his parents are fat. Lajos studies taxidermy and takes up preserving animals as a career when he isn't busy taking care of his elderly and increasingly massive father. Lajos also raises a handful of unusually large house cats, and when they begin to turn on their master, Lajos uses his talents to keep them around the house without the danger of their bothering anyone. TAXIDERMIA received its North American premiere at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival.

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