Delta (2009)



Critic Consensus: Its difficult themes will be too provocative for some viewers, but Kornel Mundruczo's stately drama offsets its violent overtones with hypnotically beautiful cinematography.

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Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo (Johanna) helmed this bucolic incest-themed drama. The picture reflects on man's need to re-bond with his natural habitat, and meditates on the unseemly consequences of fraternal love that drifts into unacceptable territory. Felix Lajko stars as the unnamed protagonist, who hearkens back to his family's agrarian home after years away. Unkempt, unshaven and noticeably laconic, he makes contact with his sister (Orsi Toth of Johanna), his mother (Lili Monori) and … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Kornél Mundruczó
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Critic Reviews for Delta

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (6)

Mundruczó works this stock tale into a deliberately paced parable of desire and dread.

Full Review… | March 10, 2010
Time Out
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For all its lofty thematic intentions, this thing has precious little to say.

Full Review… | September 25, 2009
Globe and Mail
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Mundruczó generates a moderate amount of intrigue from the build-up but stubbornly resists handling his themes in any direct and digestible fashion.

Full Review… | May 8, 2009
Time Out
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quiet and acute, but its central relationship suggests sublime lunacy that is never realized.

Full Review… | March 18, 2010

Quietly moving, well-nuanced, lyrical and breathtaking to behold.

Full Review… | March 11, 2010
NYC Movie Guru

Having played in competition at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, Korneo Mundruczo's plaintive contemplation of the deceptive duality between natural beauty and nature's immutable laws--as both broken and inflicted--"Delta" is an art house film of the first

Full Review… | March 10, 2010

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