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DRIFTER (working title Roma Rally)
Premier at IDFA Competition for First Appearance 2014

Winner of the IDFA Award for the Best First Appearance Documentary 2014
Winner of the Best Documentary Award - Fünf Seen Filmfestival 2015
Winner of the Special Mention of the Jury - goEast Film Festival 2015
Winner of the Special Mention of the Jury - Docs Against Gravity Film Festival 2015
Winner of the Special Mention of the Jury - East Silver Market 2015

Winner of the Robert Bosch Co-Production Prize 2011
Winner of the DOCU Rough Cut Boutique Postproduction Award 2013 - Sarajevo Film Festival
Winner of the DOK.Incubator Sound Postproduction Prize 2014 - DOK Leipzig

A close-up portrait of a rebellious racecar-driving teen coping with the twists and turns of life in rural Hungary.

The young rebel, Ricsi, lives his life on the edge. ‘Trouble’ is his middle name. He is unruly, restlessly scaring up problem after problem. Driving cars without a license, theft and escaping from the cops are all just a part of his daily routine much for his parents' despair. Ricsi won't stand for routines nor the expectations of his deadbeat father. Afterall, where was he when Ricsi needed him the most?

DRIFTER was shot over a period of five years and is a portrait of a unique young man who takes life in his own hands.


Producer: KraatsFilm (Hungary), Marcell Iványi, Gábor Hörcher
Co-Producer: Weydemann Bros. (Germany), Marieke Bittner
Creative Producer: György Pálos
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2014
Duration: 72 min (TV - 56 min)
Language: Hungarian
Subtitle: English, German

Original Idea: Márton Horn
DOP: Kristóf Becsey, Gábor Hörcher
Editor: Thomas Ernst
Main Character: Richárd Steinbach

Writer and Director: Gábor Hörcher