The Gravel


Tamas Benko  / Director
Zsanett Kertesz  / Writer

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The Gravel is a story of the fairytale-like meeting of two lonely people. János Gőz is a 47 old widow and washing machine repairman who lives his everyday life alone in his small flat. He has his daily routine: washing, watching fishing shows then work along with toupees, toys, floods and fixing. He is surrounded by life all day and the familiar faces that cross his path: a fussy janitor, who still lives with her mom, a lady in the neighborhood who ties to seduce him, and a single mom with her children. János stays out from everything in purpose; he doesn’t believe in fairytales and happiness anymore. Anni Pecze is a 40 year old, small, skinny pawnshop valuer. She is always on a diet, collects travel guidebooks, and her hobby is making puzzles. She noticed that she will never have children. She wants to travel, but there is nobody to travel with. She sits in her birdcage-like small cabin at the pawnshop and feels sorry for the people in trouble.

They are meant for eachother, they just don't know it yet.