The Whiskey Bandit

 The Whiskey Bandit

Original name: A Viszkis English name: The Whiskey Bandit
Year: 2017
Run time: 126'
Language: Hungarian
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Co
lour Country: Hungary
Director: Nimród Antal
Producer: Tamás Hutlassa
Cast: Bence Szalay, Piroska Móga, Zoltán Schneider, Viktor Klem, György Gazsó
Screenplay: Nimród Antal
Cinematographer: Péter Szatmári
Editor: Zoltán Kovács
Sound Designer: Gábor Balázs
Music Composer: Yonderboi
Costume Designer: Mari Csáki
Production Designer: Balázs Hujber
Production Company: Film Force Team
World Sales: HNFF World Sales
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  • Chicago IFF 2017
  • Warsaw IFF 2017
  • Fajr IFF 2018
  • Hungarian Film Awards 2018
  • Ghent IFF 2018

Selected Filmography:

  • Kontroll 2003
  • Vacancy 2007
  • Armored 2009
  • Predators 2010
  • Metallica Through the Never 2013
  • Director’s Biography:

    Nimród Antal was born in LA, in 1991. He moved to Hungary to study at the Hungarian Film Academy. After graduating he returned to LA and continued to work in the Hollywood. Antal wrote and directed the Hungarian film Kontroll (2003), which won Award of the Youth at the 2004 Cannes and the main prize at the Chicago International IFF. He directed his first American feature, Vacancy in 2007, then Armored (2009). Robert Rodriguez hired him to direct the film Predators (2010). Antal has also directed the Metallica 3D concert movie/narrative story titled: Metallica Through the Never


    Between 1993 and 1999, one man robbed 29 financial institutions in Budapest. Banks, post offices and even travel agencies fell victim to his crime spree. The police had no leads and no hope of finding him during his six-year stint. The only clue left behind at the crime scenes was the distinct aroma of whiskey. The media christened him the “Whiskey Bandit”. Never physically harming anyone, many began to eagerly follow his escapades through the media. A Transylvanian immigrant, who also happened to be a goalie for one of the city's largest hockey teams, named Attila Ambrus, was finally identified as the “Whiskey Bandit”. The police had finally captured him... or so they thought.