Ebrenjarok (2002)

Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - Hungary   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Directed by Bence Miklauzic, Ebrenjarok ("Streetwalkers") follows the intertwining lives of three people who are all at a personal crossroads of some sort. Sandor (Gyorgy Gazso) is a middle-aged office worker who has decided to start a new life after being fired from his job. Headed for the Adriatic coast, Sandor has barely left his backyard when he's stopped by a couple of bored police officers who unjustly book him for drunk driving. At the same time, cigarette marketer Anna (Eszter Marko) is trying to earn cash by selling samples in all of the local pubs. It's at one of these pubs where she meets Sandor (Gazso), and runs into her brother, who wants her to return to their country town. Rounding out the characters is Bandi (Peter Laszlo), a factory worker who has recently incurred a severe electric shock while on the job. The injury seems to have changed his personality, and the once mild-mannered man not only begins to quarrel with his family and friends, but passionately crusades against his old company. Eventually, Sandor, Anna, and Bandi wind up in the same jail cell. Together, they share their experiences and manage to retain their innocence despite the cynicism of city life.