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by László Csuja


A 24 years old Hungarian boy has been fighting in the Russian-Ukrainian war for nine months. What motivates the boy to do so? He is not a patriot and doesn’t care about politics. Jani’s decision is about something else - finding independence. The film is shot in an observational style during the boy holidays in his hometown. Besides, we use Jani’s mobile footage from the military camp. The rhythm of the film is dictated by Jani’s arrivals and departures. Nine Months War is a coming-of-age drama, which also shows the problem of militarization in the background.

international title: Nine Months War
original title: Kilenc hónap háború
country: Hungary
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: László Csuja
film run: 75'
cinematography by: Zágon Nagy
producer: Agnes Horvath-Szabo, András Pires Muhi
production: ELF Pictures