Cain´s Children

Káin gyermekei

Kainovy děti

Script: Marcell Gerő, Sára László
Photography: Rudolf Péter Kiss, Zoltán Lovasi
Editing: Sylvie Gadmer, Péter Sass
Sound: Rudolf Várhegyi, Tamás Dévényi, Tamás Székely
Music: Dominque Gadmer
Actors, social actors: Pál Pásztor, József Gábor Nagy, Zsolt Barcsai
Producer, Co-producer: Marianne Dumoulin, Jacques Bidou, Sára László (Campfilm Production)
Color: Colour
Language: Hungarian
Three men, each from a different corner of Hungary. Their fates, their worldviews, and their living conditions differ, but they nonetheless have something in common: when they were very young, each of them killed someone and then suffered for years in prison. How do people who spent critical moments of their adolescence in the difficult conditions of a detention center come to terms with committing a crime and living their lives afterwards? As an answer, this film offers a chilling, visually compelling treatment of beings on the edge of society, whose crippled lives are cracked like the linoleum that one of their mothers futilely attempts to piece together in her crumbling home.

People thought I was a psychopathic animal. But they didn’t laugh anymore.


Three men, they all committed murder as children. They passed their entire youth in communist Hungary’s most brutal prison, where they were first filmed. Disturbing archive footage shows them confessing details of their crime, and sharing their plans for the future. Thirty years on the filmmaker goes out to find them and discovers untold secrets and a Hungary he has never known. Fate, sin, and legacy – seen through the eyes of Cain’s children.

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Campfilm Production
Sára László
Károly Krt. 3/C.
Budapest / 1075 / Hungary
+36 209 922 655

Jba Production
Marianne Dumoulin
52, rue Charlot
Paris / 75003 / France

Festival edition: 2014
Sections: Between the Seas, First Lights
Premiere Type: East European Premiere
Exhibition format: DCP
Subtitle languages: English, French, Spanish
24.10.2014 15:30


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