Dollybirds

In 1962, when Gagarin flew into space and World War Three almost broke, it didn't seem like much was going to happen in the next thirty years. Everything would remain as it was. In fact, Uncle Simon the block warden who was continuously guarding the social order and morals with unremitting enthusiasm, made sure of it. Under his alert and guarding eyes lived the inhabitants of the block flats whose lives seemed to be written by the songs of their time. But because of "who knows what?" a talent competition, the "good life" came. Blocks of flats came alive. Hell left. Everybody applied for "who knows what?" just for the chance to win the freedom of traveling to the world-wide youth meeting in Helsinki. Helsinki was "The West" Heck, with semolina noodles it was almost America - the sweet life itself! After several complications it turned out that one's destiny wasn't left to chance and chance alone. This wasn't a big problem if people simply loved to live. And they did.
Hungary
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1996

Director
Peter Timar

Script
Gyula Márton

Cinematography
Péter Szatmári

Editing
Peter Timar

Production
Objektive Film Studio

Cast
Eva Igó
Gábor Reviczky
János Galvölgyi
Judit Pogány
Kati Lázár
Miklós Galla
Natália Nagy
Péter Andorai
Piroska Molnár
Saly Robert Dolak

Music
Kispál es a Borz

Awards
Budapest 1997
Grand Prize

Festivals
3rd Festival on Wheels
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