We Never Die

Tordai, the actor, is always there at the horse-races, and he loses again this time. Suddenly, he recollects his teenage memories of the sixties, when he won an awful lot of money with his uncle Gyuszi. It was his uncle, an itinerant clothes-hanger seller who first took him along to the horse-races, and they traveled together from market to market in the country-side. Uncle Gyuszi’s life revolved around horse-racing, women and unlimited freedom. In the course of a few adventurous and crazy days, he introduces his nephew to this world. Uncle Gyuszi does not survive winning a fortune in the last race, but someone being so intensely present in the memories of his environment, “never dies”.

Director: Róbert Koltai
Screenplay: Gábor Nógrádi, Róbert Koltai
Dramaturg: Sándor Fábry
D.O.P.: Gábor Halász
Editor: Marianna Miklós
Music: Lászó Dés
Singing: Gábor Presser
Sound: Kovács György
Production Designer: Gyula Pauer
Still Photo: István Bartós
Production Manager: Péter Rutkai
Head of Studio: Sándor Simó

Cast: Róbert Koltai, Mihály Szabados, Gábor Máté, Kathleen Gati, Tamás Jordán, László Csákányi, Margit Lontay, György Hunyadkürti, Péter Blaskó, Judit Pogány, László Vajda, Kati Lázár, Andor Lukáts, Lili Monori, Ági Szirtes, Tünde Murányi, Frigyes Hollósi, Piroska Molnár, Gellért Raksányi

1993, Hungarian feature film, color, 95 minutes, 35 mm

  • 1993 – Hungarian Feature Film Festival: Special Award of Pesti Műsor (What’s On in Budapest) for the Film Expecting the Biggest Success Among Audiences
  • 1994 – Hungarian Film Critics’ Prize for Best Film Music, Special Award for the Filmmakers gaining back audiences