Nos coups de coeur

 

Chameleon

Gábor Farkas is a conman by profession. He ensnares plain-looking, lonely women with acts of love and then cheats them out of their savings. One day he becomes tired of his small-time swindles and craves a real challenge. He meets Hanna, a rich and beautiful ballerina who is trying to return to the stage after an absence from it caused by an accident. Gábor has to use every trick up his sleeve in order to make the girl take him seriously: he acquires a luxury apartment, a sports car, a medical degree and even an entire hospital to impress her. But his lies are so complicated that he gets entangled in his own ropes and in the end is no longer even sure what he wants to achieve. The film was a big hit domestically with lead actor Ervin Nagy drawing praise for his intense, moody charm. Nominated for Oscar 2010.

Awards: Hungarian Film Festival Los Angeles 2009 (Best Film), Hungarian Film Week 2009 (People's choice)

Chameleon ('Kaméleon', Hungary, 2008) / Directed by Krisztina Goda / Casting: Ervin Nagy, Gabriella Hámori, Zsolt Trill, János Kulka / Drama, 108 min, English subtitles.

L'histoire d'un jeune homme qui travaille la nuit comme homme de ménage dans des bureaux « faisant la connaissance » des employés en vidant leurs poubelles. Il utilise ses nombreux dons de manipulation pour séduire des femmes désillusionnées et les dépouiller méthodiquement de leur argent. Cependant sa rencontre avec la fille d'un millionnaire, une danseuse rêvant de revenir à la scène après une blessure grave, va le placer devant un choix difficile : l'amour ou l'argent ?

Nomination hongroise aux Oscars 2010.

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