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: January 1, 2001
DVD 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.

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

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.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

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

Bill Gibron

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
Eric Broome
Mostly, this is a film about liquids being poured. Sheer torture.
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