An excoriating deconstruction of liberal pieties and artistic pretensions from one of Hungary’s most exciting young filmmaking voices, Three Thousand Numbered Pieces follows the cast and crew during rehearsals for a play based on the real-life experiences of Hungary’s Roma population ahead of a performance at Berlin’s prestigious Deutsches Theater. Drawing inspiration from a real play that was a runaway success in Budapest, Ádám Császi constructs a meta-fictional screen experience that makes Ruben Östlund look positively tame by comparison. Questions of exploitation, appropriation, and representation are thrown together in a hilariously potent mix as the Roma players turn against their white Hungarian director and the lines between performance and reality are endlessly redrawn.
THREE THOUSAND NUMBERED PIECES • HÁROMEZER SZÁMOZOTT DARAB
Directed by Ádám Császi
Written by Ádám Császi and Balázs Lengyel
Cinematography by István Balázs Balázs
Music by Csaba Kalotás
Starring: Norbert Varga, Edmond Oláh, Franciska Farkas