Everybody longs for catharsis.
Gabor is a successful, confident gallery owner, part of the artist high society of Budapest. He is always busy, for him, there is no invincible obstacle, he has reached where he is, on his own. A hurtful breakup and the diagnosis of a fatal illness gives him a chance to revise his values and choices. He does not look at his illness as a tragedy, but as an opportunity for a complete new beginning. He miraculously survives pancreatic cancer, but the question remains: what is the cost of success and strength after all? While portraying Gábor’ struggles through a sensitive lens the film explores the existential challenges of the modern world.
If not a fatal illness, what can make us slow down so we will be able to realise our true needs?
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“The Hungarian filmmaker quietly observes his subject choosing a naturalistic visual style that allows the man to project strength, suffering and inspiration on his own terms.” Eye For Film