• Káin Gyermekei / Cain's Children
  • Káin Gyermekei / Cain's Children
  • Káin Gyermekei / Cain's Children

Káin Gyermekei / Cain's Children

by Marcell Gerö Documentary Competition

They fell as children into the deepest abyss – but is there a way for them to get back into society? CAIN’S CHILDREN tells the story of three men with a dark past: Pali, József and Zsolt became murderers at the early ages of 14 to 15, and spent a large part of their lives behind bars at the highest security prison in then-communist Hungary. Using striking yet disturbing archival film footage from the time of their detention, the three men reflect on their actions – and their future prospects. Thirty years have passed, and the three have paid the price for their actions. Now they must find their place in a completely different Hungarian society. Filmmaker Marcell Gerö accompanies the three men in their day-to-day lives. A vivid portrayal of the fate of these young murderers, CAIN’S CHILDREN casts a completely different light on Hungary.


  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: Hungary, France, 2014
  • Runtime: 104 Min
  • Languages: Hungarian
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Marcell Gerö
  • Cast: Pásztor Pál, Nagy József Gábor, Barcsai Zsolt
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  • Screenplay: Marcell Gerö, Sára László
  • Cinematography: Rudolf Péter Kiss
  • Editor: Sylvie Gadmer
  • Sound: Rudolf Várhegyi, Tamás Dévényi , Tamás Székely
  • Music: Dominique Gadmer
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  • Producers: Sara Laszlo, Marianne Dumoulin, Jacques Bidou
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  • Production Companies: Campfilm Productions, JBA Productions, ARTE France Cinéma
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