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(2008, feature, 35mm, colour, 96 min., 1:1,85, DolbyDigital)
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World Film Entertainment
Next Station Productions
Romantic comedy about a writer who's forced to date ten women in ten days as research for his new book.
Dávid Debreczeni is on top of the world, the darling of the media, a tabloid star, and last but not least "the most wanted bachelor in Budapest". Everyone seems to forget about the fact that he was once a writer. Throughout his whole life, Dávid has been surrounded by women. One look is enough - and women fall at his feet. This could be one of the reasons why he is incapable of any commitment. He lives his life constantly on the move, with two packed suitcases at the ready, avoiding all forms of dependence - that is - until today, when his rich girlfriend leaves him for good and his publisher sues him for failing to deliver a new book after three years.
Dávid is in dire need of money fast. The enchanting lady-executive of a publishing company offers him a deal: if he manages to write a book within ten days, he will get back his money and his reputation will be restored. She even throws in the topic: Why are there so many lonely young women in Budapest?
(Or as the Beatles asked: "All the lonely people / Where do they all come from?")
Most Successful Hungarian Film in 2008
- Prize of the Association of Hungarian Cinema Exhibitors (ex-aequo)