8th Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles
October  15 - 23  2008
This year's theme is
"Hungarians in Hollywood"
Virtually a Virgin
(Majdnem szűz)
Péter Bacsó

Director: Péter Bacsó
Screenplay: Péter Bacsó
Photography: Tamás Andor
Editor: Manó Csillag
Costumes: János Breckl
Sound: Attila Tőzsér
Music: György Vukán
Production company: Megafilm
Producer: Gábor Kálomista
Cast: Júlia Ubrankovics, Attila Tóth, Ferenc Hujber, Gergő Kaszás

Boróka Árva has at last come of age and receives a substantial lump sum as
part of her home-starter grant. All she wants to do is to be treated like a "real
human being" and celebrate her birthday in a luxury hotel with her boyfriend,
János, and now she has the money to realise her dream. Life in paradise looks
set to come to an abrupt end when the cash runs out and so János talks Boróka
into providing a little extra room-service to an aging gent who suffers an
unexpected heart attack at an inappropriate moment. Straight out of care,
Boróka, with no money and no options, moves in with her boyfriend who is keen
to supplement his income by selling her body to calling clients. Boróka’s fate
seems set until a local pimp, Ronaldó, offers János a fabulous motorbike in
exchange for his devoted girlfriend. The temptation proves too great... Ronaldó
takes Boróka and plants her on the verge of a main road in the hope that his
newly acquired "virtual virgin" will pull in plenty of punters. Used and abused by a
swift succession of eager takers, she ignores Ronaldó’s threats of violence and
decides to take her chances on her own. She first bumps into Móric filling in a
lottery slip who later finds himself with a ringside seat to a chance meeting
between Boróka and her pursuing pimp. With nowhere left to go, Boróka accepts
Móric’s offer of accommodation and moves into his trendy atelier. Their lives
take a turn when Móric stumbles across a course on the internet offering
marketing training with EU funding to "funny, little whores". The description
seems to fit so Boróka decides to take up the challenge...

(2008, feature film, 35mm, colour, 107 min., 1:1,85, DolbySR)

2008 - Moscow International Film Festival  (in competition)