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The District!

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Director  Aron Gauder
Budget  525,000 USD
Country  Hungary
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Animation, Comedy
Language  Hungarian
The District! movie poster
Release date  9 December 2004 (2004-12-09)
Writer  Mariusz Bari, Viktor Nagy, Erik Novak, Laszlo Jakab Orsos
Initial release  December 9, 2004 (Hungary)
Music director  L.L. Junior, Ogli G., Ludditak, Ganxsta Zolee
Cast  L.L. Junior (Lakatos Ricsi), László Szacsvay (Guszti Lakatos), Győző Szabó (Csorba Károly), Csaba Pindroch (Béluska), Gábor Csőre (Csorba Simon), Dorka Gryllus (Mari)
Similar movies  Aladdin, Back to the Future, Goodfellas, Salt, Cars 2, Click

The District! (Hungarian: Nyócker!) is a 2004 Hungarian caricaturistic animated film directed by Áron Gauder. Its original title is a shortened colloquial form of nyolcadik kerület, the eighth district of Budapest, also known as Józsefváros, including an infamous neighbourhood where the film takes place. It is sometimes labelled as the Hungarian South Park.


It has been distributed in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, United Kingdom, France, the Benelux countries, Romania, Poland, Portugal and Taiwan, and it is going to be shown in the United States.

It was also shown at film festivals in Helsinki, Toronto, Copenhagen, Zagreb, Karlovy Vary and the below venues and it will be shown in Warsaw, Vancouver and São Paulo.

The animated technique for this movie was rather innovative. The artists took 350 headshot pictures of each actor and used these photos for the expressing emotions and the animation of the heads. The bodies were hand drawn.


The film displays the Hungarian, Roma, Chinese and Arab dwellers and their alliances and conflicts in a humorous way, embedded into a fictive story of a few schoolchildren's oil-making time-travel and a Romeo and Juliet-type love of a Roma guy towards a white girl.

Cast and crew

Directed by
Áron Gauder
Máriusz Bari Viktor Nagy Erik Novák László Jakab Orsós
Produced by
Erik Novák
Original Music by
Erik Novák



  • ^Note a : The panel was shocked at the technological modernity of the film and at learning that it was only made from 105 million HUF (525,000 USD).
  • ^Note b : "For its visual innovation, energetic style, and fearless satire of contemporary culture and politics"
  • ^Note c : On the board Princess of Dneper — out of 130 films from 36 countries of the world.
  • ^Note d : Awarded to Director Aron Gauder
  • Festivals

    The film has been presented in several film festivals across the world, including:

  • 7 July 2005: Karlovy Vary Film Festival (Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic)
  • 24 August 2005: Copenhagen International Film Festival (Denmark)
  • 13 September 2005: Toronto International Film Festival (Canada)
  • 15–25 September 2005: Helsinki Film Festival
  • September/October 2005: Melbourne International Film Festival 2005
  • 27 October 2005: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
  • 18 November 2005: Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema (Canada)
  • 18 November 2005: Oslo International Film Festival (Norway)
  • 1 February 2006: Gothenburg Film Festival (Gothenburg, Sweden)
  • 16 February 2006: !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • 10 March 2006: Mar del Plata Film Festival (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
  • 7 April 2006: Philadelphia International Film Festival (Philadelphia, USA)
  • 3 June 2006: Transilvania International Film Festival (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
  • 12 April 2007: Wisconsin Film Festival (Wisconsin, USA)
  • 6 December 2007: Festafife - Festival International de Marionetas e Cinema de Animação (Afife, Portugal) [10]
  • 5 January 2008: Project Twenty1 Film-A-Thon (Philadelphia, USA) [11]
  • References

    The District! Wikipedia
    The District! IMDb The District!