THE CITIZEN

  • Original title:
    Az állampolgár
  • Genre:
    drama
  • Production year:
    2016
  • Format:
    HD
  • Runtime:
    110 min
  • Language:
    Hungarian
  • Director:
    Roland Vranik
  • Cast:
    Marcelo Cake-Baly dr., Ágnes Máhr, Shekari Arghavan
  • Producer:
    Károly Fehér

Synopsis

Wilson (56) is a honest, good-hearted African man has been living in Budapest for several years. He came to Hungary as a political refugee, but since then he has found a home and works as a security guard in a supermarket. He wants to become a Hungarian citizen however he repeatedly fails the basic constitutional studies exam. His life takes an unexpected turn when his colleague recommends her sister Mari (56) to him, a teacher specialized in Hungarian history and culture. During their private lessons a mutual attraction unfolds between the married teacher and her student. But one night, a mysterious stranger appears at Wilson’s doorstep, Shirin (26), a pregnant Persian girl who is a refugee illegally staying in Hungary.

2017 Den Haag Movies That Matter (the Netherlands) - Students' Choice Award

2017 Cinequest (USA) - Best Drama

2017 Porto Fantasporto (Portugal) - Best Screenplay Award

2016 Stockholm Film Festival