24 August 2006
French sales company Onoma International has taken on the world sales for Hungarian filmmaker Ferenc Torok’s new film Overnight. The project has been shooting in Budapest since July 14 and will be moving to Germany on Aug 30 before a final stage of shooting in Bombay.
Overnight is the final film in Torok’s trilogy about the generation after the end of the Socialist regime in Hungary after Moscow Square and Eastern Sugar, and stars Viktor Bodo (as a successful stockmarket trader suddenly faced with the biggest business and personal challenges of his life) and veteran German actor Hanns Zischler.
The project, which was pitched by Torok at last year’s Connecting Cottbus co-development market during the Cottbus Film Festival, is being produced by Germany’s Schmidtz Katze Filmkollektiv with Hungary’s Katapult Film and Filmpartners, with backing from the Leipzig-based regional public fund MDM and the Hungarian state film fund MMK.
Berlin-based Jetfilm has already committed to release the film theatrically in Germany.