Hukkle
Hukkle (2001)

Hukkle, named for the sound of an old man's hiccups, which recur throughout the film, is a nearly wordless aural and visual exploration of life in a depressed Hungarian town. Director György Pálfi uses extreme close-ups and slow motion… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 26, 2005
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Consensus: Understated, unconventional and observant.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's a novelty, and an educational one at that. It reminds you of just how dumb your average movie is these days.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

What film is all about, but all too often isn't -- it challenges its audience to look at the world in a different way.

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Boyd van Hoeij
european-films.net

Some of the things encountered in Hukkle are brilliant cinematic conceits, which the director properly builds up to their punchline.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Unclassifiable and wildly original.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

At once impressive and indulgent, hypnotic and patience-inducing with its languorous rhythms.

Bill Gibron
PopMatters

Sparkling and thought-provoking, Hukkle is the cinematic equivalent of a puzzle box wrapped up in ethnic enigmas and rural riddles.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

So precisely and hypnotically assembled it could have been directed by a particularly whimsical metronome.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Hypnotic, elliptical, often rapturously beautiful, the film is a testament to the much-maligned concept of art cinema, one that depends for its thrills on film's essentials as a visual and sonic medium.

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Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

The movie is an enriching, lovingly filmed exercise in disorientation, worth seeing more than once if you've got the time, money and patience.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
In the beginning, there was the hiccup... That is a very small disruption to the natural order in "Hukkle" in a small farming village where there… More
John Ballantine
A very intriguing and interesting bit of film making. It is a murder mystery but one that is told in an indirect manner and one that involves putting the pieces… More