District / Nyócker (Hungary 2005)

District District

directed by Gauder Áron, animated (not for children), 87 min, eng subtitles


The kids of the district grew up in constant rivalling and fights as their Gypsy, Hungarian, Arab, and Chinese families engage in everyday hostility. Yet, Richie, the youngest of the Lakatos clan attempts to find a way to pacify the Csorba family, and especially their lovely daughter, Jules. As he soon reveals, the way to peace is through money, and that the only way to make money is to have oil. So the kids travel back in time to the prehistoric age, and create their own oil reserves right under the district. When they get back, the exploitation of oil begins, radically changing the situation both in the school and in the general criminal environment of the area. And their sudden success draws some unwanted international attention to the district...

Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2005 (Feature Film Award)
Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival 2005 (Grand Prix)
Ottawa International Animation Festival 2005 (Best Animated Feature)
Krok Festival 2005 (Best Animated Feature)