• Film

The Witman Boys


Time Out says

A stylish, slightly pretentious but finally effective little movie, set in 1913, about two brothers who react to their disciplinarian father's death by retreating into a shared secret world of rituals involving sex, cruelty and death. When they also become involved with a prostitute, their distaste for their mother begins to verge on pure hatred. Though the measured pace and overall glumness make the movie sometimes feel a little strained, Producer/director Szász elicits superb performances from his young leads, while the vibrant, near expressionist photography lends the proceedings the feel of a feverish dream. It's a dark tale of pain, confusion and misplaced desire, helped considerably by sensitive borrowings from the likes of Schubert and Richard Strauss on the soundtrack.

Release Details

  • Duration:93 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:János Szász
  • Screenwriter:János Szász, Geza Csath
  • Cast:
    • Alpár Fogarasi
    • Szaboles Gergely
    • Maia Morgenstein
    • Dominika Ostalowska
    • Péter Andorai
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