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Jupiter's Moon

Kornél Mundruczó
Jupiter holdja
Hungary, Germany 2017 / 123’
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Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but every terrorist is a Muslim-Kornél Mundruczó tears apart and mercilessly mocks this idiotic and unfounded stereotype in Jupiter's Moon, in which a refugee from Homs turns out to be an angel. Documentary photographs from refugee camps in Hungary are mixed with chase scenes that would not be out of place in The Fast and the Furious. It is filmed as if the laws of physics did not apply (in one scene, the camera literally falls out a window), with an engaging story that is critical of the current reality. It takes on smugglers who make their fortune on the backs of refugees, as well as naive people whose faith in miracles is so great that it allows them to take a levitating Arab as a messenger from God. On top of this, there is Dr. Stern, the other protagonist of the story, a man burdened with a dark past who also gets rich. Mundruczó proves that, you can make a Hollywood-style film on a Hungarian budget and still be a filmmaker engaged in the immigration crisis.

Artur Zaborski

Kornél Mundruczó

Born in Gödöllõ, Hungary, in 1975, Kornél Mundruczó is a film and theater director (including productions at the TR Warszawa theater in Warsaw). He graduated from the Hungarian Film Institute. In 2002, he made his film debut with Pleasant Days, which brought him critical acclaim and a number of awards. His subsequent films, including Johanna, Delta,and White God, were screened at numerous festivals, including Cannes and New Horizons. In 2003, Mundruczó and Victoria Petrányi founded the Proton Cinema production company, which supports new talents.

Filmography

2002 Kilka pogodnych dni / Szep napok / Pleasant Days

2005 Joanna / Johanna

2008 Delta

2010 Łagodny potwór - projekt Frankenstein / Szelíd teremtés - A Frankenstein-terv / Tender Son - The Frankenstein Project

2014 Biały Bóg / Fehér isten / White God

2017 Księżyc Jowisza / Jupiter holdja / Jupiter's Moon

Cast & Crew

director Kornél Mundruczó
screenplay Kornél Mundruczó, Kata Wéber
cinematography Marcell Rév
editing Dávid Jancsó
music Jed Kurzel
cast Merab Ninidze, Zsombor Jéger, György Cserhalmi, Mónika Balsai, Ákos Birkás, Péter Haumann
producer Viola Fügen, Michel Merkt, Viktória Petrányi, Michael Weber
production KNM, Match Factory Productions, Proton Cinema, Pyramide Films, ZDF/Arte
Polish distributor Gutek Film
language Hungarian
colouration colour