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Rickshaw Rush

Original title Riksaláz


In recent years, Hungarian rickshaw taxi drivers have populated the streets of Amsterdam. For some it is a journey of self-discovery, for others the only way to provide for the family. Going after money and freedom, the new-age rickshaw drivers are tempted to start a new life, breaking away from the old home routines. Some make a decent living while others end up on the street, losing their last ties to family and relatives. This film is a sketch of East-West migration: a documentary about hope and disillusionment, riding and chilling, and about days and nights in the touristy city center. The director follows the protagonists through two eventful summers as they hunt for subsistence and adventure.

Author/s Gergő Somogyvári

Gergő Somogyvári (1978), after finishing his studies in journalism and photography, studied cinematography at the University of Film and Drama, Budapest. Together with producer György Durst he made four documentaries and took part in various documentary films as a cinematographer. Tile Mail, a documentary made in cooperation with Judit Feszt, earned him the Best Documentary Director and Cinematographer Award at the Hungarian Film Week in 2008.

Research Gergő Somogyvári
Photography Gergő Somogyvári
Sound Rudolf Várhegyi, Balázs Horváth
Editing Judit Feszt