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The angry Buddha

Cinema Documentary, 98 mins, 2016
Director: Stefan Ludwig

János Orsós comes from a Romani background and is a teacher. He is also a practicing Buddhist who has founded a Buddhist school in a Hungarian village. His aim is to help teenagers from poor Romani ghettos gain university places. He takes his inspiration from the Untouchables in India – the country of origin of both the Romani people and Buddhism. His long, committed struggle has made János angry – the angry Buddha. The film team accompanies him and his efforts for three years, while also presenting honest, charming portraits of Romani youth who navigate a world of poverty and prejudice with humour and a determination to succeed.

Supported by Austrian Film Institute, FFF Bayern, ORF-FFA, KjdF

Release Date: 23.9.2016

Festivals

Diagonale 2016
5 Seen-Festival, Germany, 2016 – Winner, Best Documentary
Int. Filmfestival Kerala 2016-07-15

Credits

Writer & Director
Stefan Ludwig

Camera
Thomas Beckmann,
Stefan Ludwig

Sound Recordists
Stefan Ludwig
Zoltán Dénes

Editor
Alexandra Schneider

Music
Martina Eisenreich

Musicians
Martin Kursawe
Wolfgang Lohmeier
Martin Entrillo
Mulo Francel

Sound Design
Maik Siegle
Peter Riegel

Sound Engineer
Maik Siegle

Sound Studio
Mars 13

Producers
Michael Cencig,
Martin Choroba
Johanna Teichmann

Actors
János Orsós
Tibor Derdák
Ferenc Galyos
Amál Beri
Mónika Lázi
András Lázi
István Kohut

Thanks to
Barbara Bohaczek, István Hell, Daniel Baine, Gábor Kresalek, Hugo Klingler, Adolf-Pichler-Gymnasium Innsbruck, Subhuti, Maitriveer Nagarjuna, Márton Oblath, Karol Horváth, Arbeitsamt Kazincbarcika, Triratna Buddha Mahasangha Mumbai Centre, Bahujan Hitay Trust, TBMSG Boys Hostel Ulhasnagar, Mahasthvir Chandramani Buddhist Vihar Ulhasnagar, Meera Tai Ambedkar, András Derdák, Anita Földes, the Administration of the National Assambly of Hungary as well as Amitamati and Sharad Bharate for their hospitality Mumbai

International Distributor
Filmdelights

Category

CINEMA DOCUMENTARY