Just the Wind

Ungarn Deutschland Frankreich 2011/2012 Spielfilm

Summary

News quickly spreads of the murder of a Romany family in a Hungarian village. The perpetrators have escaped and nobody claims to know who might have committed the crime. For another Romany family living close by, the murder only serves to confirm their latent, carefully repressed fears. Far away in Canada the head of the family decides that his wife, children and their grandfather must join him as soon as possible. Living in fear of the racist terror that surrounds them and feeling abandoned by the silent majority, the family tries to get through the day after the attack. By nightfall when darkness descends on the village the family pushes the beds closer together than usual. Yet their hope of escaping the madness proves illusory.

Based on an actual series of killings in Hungary that claimed the lives of eight people in less than a year, Bence Fliegauf portrays the pogrom-like atmosphere which breeds such violence. The camera stays hot on the heels of the protagonists, making the breathless escalation of events physically palpable.

Source: 62. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director

Assistant director

Screenplay

Director of photography

Production design

Make-up artist

Costume design

Editing

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Unit production manager

Location manager

Production assistant

Post-production

Original distributor

Duration:
94 min
Format:
HD, 16:9
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 23.07.2013, 140028, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2012, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 18.07.2013

Titles

  • Originaltitel (HU DE FR) Just the Wind
  • Weiterer Titel (HU) Csak a szél
  • Weiterer Titel (DE) Nur der Wind

Versions

Original

Duration:
94 min
Format:
HD, 16:9
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 23.07.2013, 140028, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2012, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 18.07.2013

Awards

IFF, Berlin 2012
  • Amnesty International Filmpreis
  • Friedensfilmpreis
  • Silberner Bär - Großer Preis der Jury
IFF Istanbul 2012
  • FACE Award