”The Last Blues” is set over a period of 24 hours. On this day the life of thirty-five year old Andris goes irreversibly astray.
On the surface it is an idyll. He lives a happily married life with Judit, a teacher and their eight-year old son, Dani. His best friend, Zoli is also his business partner and between the two of them they own four flourishing bakeries in Budapest.
An enviable setting. But in the background a time bomb is ticking away.
For years Andris has been living a passionate and blessed second life. The scene is Poland. Pretending to be making business trips, he has been spending half the year in Cracow, with Bea. She is a beautiful young woman and a church-painter. In this life Andris paints Creation in the chapel near the city. He is sensitive and gifted in what he does. In Pest he is a talented businessman, in Cracow an excellent artist. It is as if there were two people in him. What’s more: he is satisfied with both lives. And since he is also an excellent conspirator, until this early morning he has never had to make a choice. But now Bea is pregnant, and would like to marry him. On this morning Andris leaves for his wedding in Cracow. He alone knows, that it is impossible. Still he is drawn into the ruthless flow of events, like a moth is drawn into the flame of a candle. He expects a miracle. He sits in his car giving himself up to fate. Then suddenly, as if his own family life and fate were playing some kind of game on him, something happens to change the whole story. The brakes in his car stop working…
Director: Péter Gárdos
Screenplay: Péter Gárdos
Director of photography: László Seregi Jr.
Editor: Marianna Miklós
Music: Zbigniew Raj
Sound: György Kovács
Visual design: Balázs Hujber
Costumes: János Breckl
Production manager: Marianne Herczog, Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska, András Tóth
Producer: Dénes Szekeres, Jan Kidawa-Blonski, Paola Massiah
Production company: Pixel S.r.l. (Róma), Telewizja Polska S.a./Gambit Production Ltd. (Warsawa), Tivoli-Filmproduction
Cast: Gábor Agárdi, Nóra Tábori, Ágnes Bertalan, Péter Rudolf, Andrea Fullajtár, János Kulka, Agnieszka Wagner
2006 – Cairo International Film Festival
2003 – Houston Worldfest (in competition)
2003 – Prague FEBIOFEST
2002 – Budapest Hungarian Film Week (in competition)
2002 – Cairo International Film Festival (in competition)
2002 – Taormina Film Festival