Árpád Sopsits: The Seventh Circle

This film is about the despair deeply hidden in children’s soul, and about the ever increasing, ever more brutal and unintelligible destruction of ourselves and each other. We are conditioned and comfortable to think that our children are innocent, though evil also lurks in a child’s soul and as children are vulnerable and easy to manipulate they can become victims (as in certain sects and Satanism).
This is an issue of worldwide relevance. The film is based on two unconceivable and tragic events that happened in Hungary in recent years. Primarily, the film would like to present the environment in which these things happened and could happen at all, and to deliver a kind of diagnosis of our time’s confused psyche. The story is about teenagers, the odd way in which they experience life and death at the stage when both sexual and mortal desires awaken.

Director: Árpád Sopsits
Screenplay: Árpád Sopsits
D.O.P.: Márk Gyõri
Music: Róbert Debreczeni
Editor: Mari Miklós
Sound: János Csáki
Costume: János Breckl
Make-up: Gabriella Vincze
Production Designer: Péter Varga
Stills: Zoltán Németh
Production Manager: Zsolt Valkony
Producer: Pál Sándor
Production Company: Hunnia Filmstudio

Cast: Benett Vilmányi, Tamás Erőss, Anna Vicsotka, László Krikkay, Gáspár Mesés, Tekla Magyar, Gábor Gavallér, Zsolt Trill, Imre Csuja, Zsolt László, Judit Danyi, Sándor Gáspár, Eszter Szakács, Dóra Létay, Péter Mátyássy, Lajos Kovács, Feró Nagy, Loránd Banner Szücs

2008, Hungarian feature film, colour 35 mm