Short Fiction / 13 min / 2014 / HUNGARY

An elderly couple receives a visitor. The poor salesman arrives at dinnertime, and he really shouldn’t have eaten one of the old woman’s meatballs… Inspired by a 1-sentence „short story” by classic absurd writer István Örkény and starring two legendary Hungarian actors in a rare lead role for both of them, this semi-comedy tells a twisted story of forgiveness.

Production company:
University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest

Director: Attila Hartung
Writer: Ágota Benedek B.
Cinematographer: István Balázs Balázs
Editor: Tamás Szabó
Music: Dávid Konsiczky
Costume: Szilvia Nagy
Production design: Vera Várszegi
Producers: Miklós Bosnyák, Gábor Osváth

Ági Margitai, Péter Haumann, Csaba Újvári


On the Set

Directed by:

Attila Hartung

Born in 1991, Attila Hartung started his studies in 2011 at SZFE (University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest). One of the busiest students in and outside of the school, Attila is also working on music videos, commercials, and is currently writing his first feature film. ‘Meatball’ was his first collaboration with Filmfabriq, any many more followed. His older brother and frequent collaborator is cinematographer Dávid Hartung.