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Budapest Hungarian Film Week
Documentary Category Main Prize
(1996, documentary, video, colour, 62 min.)
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It's 1984 and Huttyán is standing in front of a pub in Öcsöd with a galss of beer in his hand. Policemen walk up to him and report him for "drinking in a public place". Huttyán does not have one thousand forints to pay the fine. He would rahter go to prison for 20 forints per day. While in the prison he falls ill and sends for the doctor in vain: he dies at the age of 57.- This is the end of the career that never started... One of Huttyán's sons, Géza, is watching tv from his wheelchair all day long. He is doing nothing else: it is his only contact with the world. In the spring of 1996 he sees the Grammy Awards form Los Angeles. In the category of world music Deep Forest is awarded the music honour, the equivalent to an Oscar Prize. It is also announced tha the CD and tape, recorded together with Huttyán, has sold more than one million copies around the world. When Géza hears Huttyán's voice he bursts into tears: "...I thought my father is living somewhere...". Someone has stolen Huttyán's song. Now Huttyán's widow and sons start to find out the truth. Thely head for the sea in a borrowed bus, with a little food and thely don't stop until they reach Paris...