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HungariCom pins hopes on Poligamy

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HungariCom pins hopes on Poligamy

The only Hungarian international seller in attendance at the American Film Market (November 4-11), HungariCom has arrived in Santa Monica with several assets on its line-up.

Zsuzsanna Kalomista and Viktor Dudas intend to strike successful deals with market screenings lined up for Krisztina Goda’s Chameleon (see news), Hungary’s representative in the race for the 2010 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar; and Gergely Fonyo’s Made in Hungaria (selected in the Variety Critics’ Choice section at Karlovy Vary - see interview).

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The line-up also includes György Palfi’s I Am Not Your Friend (see news); and Denes Orosz’s debut feature Poligamy [+see also:
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The latter, a romantic comedy, will be released in Hungary on December 10 and stars Sándor Csányi (who first came to attention in Control [+see also:
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and has since won acclaim in Goda’s three hits: Just Sex and Nothing Else [+see also:
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, Children of Glory [+see also:
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and Chameleon) and Kátya Tompos (A Kind of America 2). The cast also includes Béla Mészáros, Adrien Réti, Andrea Osvárt and Nóra Parti.

Written by the director, Poligamy centres on a couple who decide to settle down together after five years in an open relationship. But things soon start to go wrong. Lila wants a child, whereas András doesn’t really know what he wants.

One day, she announces she is pregnant. The following day, he wakes up beside a perfect and beautiful stranger. From then on, he meets many women, all very different from each other, and explores all the stages and relationships imaginable between men and women.

But is he happy with this polygamous lifestyle, especially as all these women bear an uncanny resemblance to Lila?

Poligamy was produced by Gábor Herendi for Skyfilm. Its €680,000 budget included co-production support from TV2 and backing from the Motion Picture Foundation of Hungary (MMKA).

(Translated from French)

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