Kills on Wheels
£7 concessions, £6.50 members
Length: 103 min
Director: Attila Till
Cast: Lidia Danis, Szabolcs Thuroczy, Zoltan Fenyvesi
Language: Hungarian with English subtitles
Kills on Wheels is a highly original, darkly comedic and infectious buddy-movie about a wheelchair-using gang of assassins.
Zoli and Barba are inseparable friends and outcasts. Both physically disabled, they live in a rehabilitation facility where life seems rather aimless. Zoli needs life-saving surgery but doesn’t want his absent father to pay out of guilt and pity. Enter Rupasov, a mysterious wheelchair-using man newly released from prison. He quickly adopts the two friends and offers them a chance to make some extra money by helping him in his work. That work, however, is murder. Rupasov is a hitman.
In this inventive, action-packed coming-of-age story of friendship, loyalty and revenge, Hungarian director Attila Till skilfully blends reality with fantasy as he offers a gentle probe into the lives of protagonists living on the edge of society and desirous of things which non-disabled people take for granted. Inspired to make his film from his own experiences as a volunteer for disabled people; Attila Till explains his motivation: “It was crucial to me to make a movie about disabled people where they finally aren’t played by actors but get the opportunity to act themselves and be the real heroes.”
“The world isn’t overburdened with Hungarian wheelchair comedy-thrillers but on the strength of this darkly delightful effort from Attila Till… it could do with a few more.” – The Times