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10.03. - 19:30,
National Palace of Culture – Hall 1

Director:  Danny Boyle
Cinematography:  Anthony Dod Mantle
Producer:  Christian Colson
Music:  A.R. Rahman
Screenplay:  Simon Beaufoy , based on the novel “Q&A” by Vikas Swarup
Co-director (India):  Loveleen Tandan
Cast:  Dev Patel , Freida Pinto , Madhur Mittal , Anil Kapoor , Irrfan Khan
Production:  Celador Films/Film4/Fox Searchlight/Warner Bros.
International distribution:  Pathe Intl.
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The Reader
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Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire
United Kingdom-USA , 2008, 116 min, color
Awards:  Toronto and Chicago 2008 - "" ; 3 BIFA Awards – for best film, director and newcomer to Dev Patel; 4 “Golden Globe” Awards – for best drama, direction, screenplay and music; 10 “Oscar” Nominations – for best cinematography, direction, editing, original score, original song (2 nominations), sound, sound editing, motion picture, screenplay

The jumble and hustle of modern-day India provides the steamy, energetic backdrop to Danny Boyle's electrifying new feature, Slumdog Millionaire. The film is an eloquent and moving account of a boy who attempts to become a millionaire on a television game show, rediscovering the love of his life in the process. Boyle uses this extraordinary premise to paint a kaleidoscopic portrait of a society built around survival of the fittest, where betrayal is commonplace and greed and corruption lie just around every corner. In a picaresque tale worthy of a Henry Fielding novel, this Tom Jones is Jamal, a poor, bright-eyed youth mischievously getting in and out of scrapes with his even more rambunctious older brother, Salim. In a horrifying turn of events, the two youngsters' lives change in front of their eyes when their mother is viciously killed during a riot. Alone, they turn to the streets, becoming “slumdogs.” A ray of sunshine comes into their lives when they befriend another orphan, the feisty young girl Latika, and soon the three are inseparable. Adventure follows as the trio learns to survive the cutthroat life of contemporary India – but at least they have each other. Or do they? Years later, Jamal appears on India's version of the game show ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’. Amazingly, he finds himself in the position of winning more and more prize money as the answers to the questions keep tumbling his way. But how can a “slumdog” with no formal education know the answers to these questions? Suspicions are raised, and Jamal quickly learns that the game show will be his biggest life test.

Danny Boyle
British director, born in 1956, started his career in theatre and television. His name became a symbol for the public of the 90's with his film Trainspotting. Winner of the Silver Seashell for stage production in San Sebastian and of the British Academy Award for a British film for his feature film debut Shallow Grave.
1994  Shallow Grave
1996  Trainspotting
1997  A Life Less Ordinary
2000  The Beach
2001  Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise
2001  Strumpet
2002  28 Days Later
2004  Millions
2007  Sunshine
2008  Slumdog Millionaire
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