|9th Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles
November 5 - 15 2009
"Hungarians in Hollywood"
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|OFFICIAL ENTRY - HUNGARY
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
ACADEMY AWARDS 2010
Gábor is an office cleaner. Wearing overalls
and a baseball hat, he seems insignificant.
Working on the night shift, Gábor rarely has
any contact with his employers, yet he learns
everything about them by thoroughly analyzing
their garbage. Since he is almost invisible,
nobody suspects that Gábor is, in fact, a con
man who carefully chooses his victims by the
trash they leave behind. His targets are mostly
disillusioned, lonely women. In a few months
he destroys all their romantic illusions by taking
all their savings. Having an unusually high IQ
and an ability to assume various personalities,
Gábor is an expert in manipulation. When he
gets a job at a psychologist’s office, Gábor
meets Hanna, an injured dancer who happens
to be the daughter of a millionaire. Insecure
and vulnerable, Hanna seems to be the perfect
victim. Gábor pretends to be a doctor who can
cure her body and her soul, an irresistible offer
for a desperate woman. Everything goes
according to plan until Gábor falls in love with
Hanna and has to make a hard decision
between her and the money.
Krisztina Goda – Director
A graduate of the British National Film and
Television School where she studied film
direction, Ms. Goda also graduated from the
screenwriting program at UCLA's Film School.
She has directed several award winning short
films, as well as a documentary and television
commercials. On stage she directed David
Auburn’s, "Proof," at the Merlin Theatre in
Her feature film debut, JUST SEX AND
NOTHING ELSE (2005), was a major success.
Subsequently she went on to direct Hollywood
mogul Andy G. Vajna’s internationally respec-
ted film about the 1956 Hungarian Revolution,
CHILDREN OF GLORY (2006).
Goda’s third feature film, CHAMELEON (2008),
has had a great local and international recep-
The film was in competition at the Shanghai
International Film Festival - Official Selection
and is an official selection at the Moscow
International Film Festival.