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Ildikó Enyedi

Simon Mágus (Simon, the Magicion)

Edition 2000
100' - 1999 - Drama - Dialogue: Hungarian, French
Director: Ildikó Enyedi Composer: Massive Attack, Brian Eno, Plank Cluger, János Másik, Jah Bobble Spinner With: Péter Andorai, Julie Delarme, Péter Halász
Filmmaker Ildikó Enyedi, best known for ‘My Twentieth Century’, directed this blend of drama and fantasy. Péter Andorai stars as Simon, a magus (mystical magician) who makes his way wandering from town to town. After helping police offers uncover a murderer by using a stale old magician's technique, a rival magus offers him a challenge: recreate one of Houdini's most dangerous stunts, in which he would be buried in the ground for three days. Meanwhile, Simon meets an attractive woman with whom he strikes up a relationship, but while she wants sex, his needs are more spiritual. ‘Simon Mágus’ won awards for directing, acting and cinematography at the 1999 Hungarian Film Week Festival. (Mark Deming)

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Credits

Director

Ildikó Enyedi

Composer

Massive Attack, Brian Eno, Plank Cluger, János Másik, Jah Bobble Spinner

With

Péter Andorai, Julie Delarme, Péter Halász

Scenario

Ildikó Enyedi

Director of Photography

Tibor Máthé

Editor

Mária Rigó

Producer

Ildikó Enyedi, Jolán Árvai, Joel Farges, Elise Jalladeau, Péter Miskolczi

More information

Dialogue

Hungarian, French

Countries of production

Hungary, France

Year

1999

Filmography

Ildikó Enyedi
Flirt: Hipnózis (short, 1979), Invasion (short, 1986), Mole (1987), My Twentieth Century (1989), Magic Hunter (1994), A Gyár (1995), Tamas and Juli (1997), Simon, the Magician (1999), From Europe Into Europe: Segment 8 (short, 2004), First Love (short, 2008), On Body and Soul (2017), The Conservations of Donkey and Rabbit (short, 2020), The Story of My Wife (2021)

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