Final Cut – Ladies and gentlemen / Final Cut – Hölgyeim és uraim (Hungary, 2012)

directed by György Pálfi, romance, 84 min, eng subtitles
written by György Pálfi
with Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sophia Loren, Sean Connery, Lollobrigida, Woody Allen, Audrey Tatou, Belmondo, Greta Garbo...

A collage film made with the most beautiful love scenes in cinema. Using over 500 cuts from cult films, the Hungarian filmmaker offers a reflection on the "true love film" and at the same time on "the real man and the real woman". Pálfi calls his work the ultimate love story: the tale of the ultimate man and the ultimate woman. And what are the distinguishing marks of the ultimate man? Well, he is charming like Marcello Mastroianni in La dolce vita. But he's also strapping like Brad Pitt in the Fight Club. He is boyish like Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic... He's also a bit awkward, like Chaplin in Modern Times... And of course, he is very funny, like Woody Allen in Annie Hall. And what about the ultimate woman? She is certainly unpredictable and instinctive like Lollobrigida, but she's also graceful and knows how to behave, like Audrey Hepburn. She's girlish, like Audrey Tautou but cool and distant like Greta Garbo. She is funny and familiar like Julia Roberts, but her smile is like Ava Gardner's.
Oh, my God, what happens, if He meets Her?! With his film, György Pálfi gives us more than an assembly of scenes but a true declaration of love for the 7th art.

Festival participation:
Festival de Cannes 2012 - Selection officielle (Cannes Classics)