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Land of Storms (2014)

Viharsarok (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 20 March 2014 (Hungary)
Szabolcs quits football against his father's will and returns to his country in Hungary to take charge of an inheritance from his grandfather. There, he meets Aron and they both explore their identities.

Director:

Ádám Császi

Writers:

Iván Szabó (screenplay), Ádám Császi (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
András Sütö ... Szabolcs
Ádám Varga Ádám Varga ... Áron
Sebastian Urzendowsky ... Bernard
Enikö Börcsök Enikö Börcsök ... Áron's Mother
Lajos Ottó Horváth Lajos Ottó Horváth ... Szabolcs's Father
Zita Téby ... Brigi
Uwe Lauer ... Coach
Kristóf Horváth Kristóf Horváth ... Frici, Brigi's Brother
Gábor Szabó Gábor Szabó ... Miki
Szabolcs Fábián Szabolcs Fábián ... Tomi
Zsolt Nyári Zsolt Nyári ... Boy in the Village 1
Zsolt Horváth Zsolt Horváth ... Boy in the Village 2 / Boy on Motorbike 2
Dániel Szerémy Dániel Szerémy ... Boy in the Village 3
Péter Herczegh Péter Herczegh ... Boy in the Village 4
Attila Pomlényl Attila Pomlényl ... Boy in the Village 5
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Best friends Szabolcs and Bernard are playing in the same German football team. After a lost game, Szabolcs decides to go home to Hungary where he meets another boy, Áron with whom they become lovers but soon Bernard comes after his friend. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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According to writer-director Ádám Császi, the film is based on a true story. See more »

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Szabolcs: I can't do this.
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Original and Surprising Hungarian film of gay love
18 April 2015 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

Two boys are talented football players in Germany Szabolcs is from Hungary and his best friend Bernard is German. Then after a particularly unfruitful game, Szabolc decides to return to Hungary and live in the broke down farm that he inherited from his grandfather.

Whilst he had rejected his homosexual urges in Germany - once he gets home he meets Áron and for him it is a game changer. The thing is it is also a game changer for the whole community. To say any more may be veering in to plot spoiler territory. Needless to say there are depictions of homophobia here. Some may say that we have seen it all before, but films like this need to be made to address the still pervading attitudes in many countries and communities towards LGBT people.

Filmed in Hungarian, German and a tad of English with good sub titles. This is done using an original story line, a group of talented actors and a lot of warmth. The decisions that some of the characters make may be questionable, but I am pretty safe in saying that we all have made mistakes in our lives. I found this to be engrossing, sensual - in parts - and ultimately moving; this is for lovers of gay cinema in all its parts.


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Release Date:

20 March 2014 (Hungary) See more »

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HUF120,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,241
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