The Golden Jackal (The Kunság – The Secret Life of the Hungarian Puszta)


VadKunsag_fotok05In the middle of the Carpathian Basin, lying between the Tisza and the Danube, the landscape is like any other plain in Europe. It was once shaped by winds and rivers, today it bears traces of human activities. However, the Great Hungarian Plain is different. It has a secret life, where something interesting happens all the time…

Pannonia Entertainment distributes  this award winning Hungarian nature documentary to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Poland, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithouania, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Greece, Austria, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Sweeden and China.

Available from 24th of March 2016 on DCP.

WatchTheTrailerButtonOn the endless pastures, male great bustards are hustling and pushing each other in the breeding season. With the migrating birds in spring and autumn the white salty lakes are like big, crowded airports. Groups of young eagles are hunting awkwardly, and from the sand the wind builds 30-40-meter high mounds, which rabbits turn to cheeses riddled with holes. The short-eared owl is clapping his wings and there are so many mayflies over the rivers, that you can hardly see the other side. In the forests fallow deer are fighting. The queerest creature is the protagonist itself. It used to live here, but as people exterminated it, it vanished for decades. But this four-legged predator braves danger. The golden jackal learnt to become invisible and now comes back. It wanders alone, then finds a mate, brings up its cubs and makes a flock of its own. In the frosty night the new flock wails together, ”This is our land, our empire.”

Director: Szabolcs Mosonyi
Writer: Erika Bagladi
Cameraman: Szabolcs Mosonyi, Antal Széll, Ágnes Kiss
NatFilm Hungary Kft. Production