The Outpost

In a meeting, Gizella Weisz’s boss tells her that due to her good performance and a study tour in France, she has been awarded a position in the Outpost. She has to leave immediately with her escort. They travel by jeep, train and bus, then continue on foot on mountain paths. On their way, Gizi finds herself deprived of all trappings of civilization. Arriving at Öcsi’s (Petya’s?) in a wooden alpine house, she realizes that she has actually been banished. She accepts both the situation and the regulations with dignity. Her internal radiance does not fade: creation is her destiny in this world.

Director: Péter Gothár
Writer: Ádám Bodor (The Outpost, short story)
Screenplay: Ádám Bodor, Péter Gothár
Dramaturg: Zsuzsa Bíró, László Czető Bernáth
D.O.P.: Vivi Drägan Vaszile
Editor: Tímár Péter, Majoros Eszter
Music: György Selmeczi, György Orbán
Sound: János Réti
Art Direcotr: Zsolt Khell, Christian Niculescu
Costume Designer: Breckl János
Still Photo: Károly Fehér
Production Manager: Károly Fehér, Irina Chiriya
Produkction Supervisor: András Ozorai
Head of Studio: Sándor Simó, Sándor Szőnyi G.
Producer: Hunnia Film Studio; Drama Studio of the Hungarian Television

Cast: Mari Nagy, József Szarvas, Valentin Teodosiu, Misu Dimvale, Andrei Finti, Géza Tóth, Alexandru Bindea, Stefan Sileanu, Marcu Marcel, Gheorge Visu, Radu Nicoara, Monica Ghiuta, M. Bikoveanu, Sándor Karácsony, Ovidiu Ghinita, Marin Scarlat, Iván Dengyel, Mari Törőcsik /narrator/

1995, Hungarian feature film, color, 85 minutes, 35 mm

Awards:
  • 1995 – Hungarian Feature Film Festival: First Prize, Award to Best Director, Péter Gothár, The Foreign Critics’ Gene Moskowitz Award
  • Flamex Award to the Best Director, Péter Gothár
  • Karlovy Vary: the Oecumenic Jury’s Award, FICC Award
  • 1996 – Hungarian Film Critics’ Award: First Prize, Award to Cinematographer, Vivi Dragan Vasile, Award to Best Actress, Mari Nagy, Award to Best Episode Actor, József Szarvas