Synopsis by Gönül Dönmez-Colin
Chief secretary of the Union of Hungarian Film and Television Artists, a documentarist and a renowned feature filmmaker, Gyorgy Szomjas has distinguished himself by focusing exclusively on social problems and often working with non-professionals. With Gengszterfilm (Gangster Film), he demonstrates how one can become a gangster in post-totalitarian Hungary. A pleasant former officer of the former People's Army, also a former prisoner in a former socialist prison, becomes a cold-blooded robber and murderer in the surprisingly compliant new democracy, and he now deals with his personal complexes in his own way. Is it envy or conceit or high politics that forces people into crime? Are morals and decency important in our society? The film raises these questions without providing definitive answers. Gengszterfilm was screened at the 1999 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
girlfriend, imprisonment, release, robbery