"Taxideremia" contains three generational stories, about a grandfather, a father, and a son, linked together by recurring motifs. The dim grandfather, an orderly during World War Two, lives in his bizarre fantasies; he desires love. The huge father seeks success as a top athlete -- a speed eater -- in the post-war pro-Soviet era. The grandson, a meek, small-boned taxidermist, yearns for something greater: immortality. He wants to create the most perfect work of art of all time by stuffing his own torso. Historical facts and surrealism become intertwined as magical realism, like in the works of Gabriel García Marquez or the Hungarian writer Lajos Parti Nagy; the script is based on two of the latter's stories. Palfi added the third story, that of the grandson the taxidermist.

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  • Gyorgy Palfi


  • Csaba Czene
  • Gergely Trócsányi
  • Marc Bischoff
  • Adél Stanczel
  • István Gyuricza
  • Piroska Molnár
  • Gábor Máté
  • Géza D. Hegedüs
  • István Hunyadkürti
  • Zoltán Koppány


  • Lajos Parti Nagy
  • György Pálfi
  • Zsófia Ruttkay
  • Parti Nagy


  • Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
  • Emilie Georges
  • Gabriele Kranzelbinder

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