Lem at Amazon

Stanislaw Lem at Amazon

NOTE! This site uses cookies and similar technologies.

If you not change browser settings, you agree to it. Learn more

I understand

(Hungary, 2009)
Run-time: 91 min

Directed by: Pater Sparrow
Screenplay: Judit Góczán, Pater Sparrow
Based on: Stanislaw Lem's "One Human Minute"

Zoltán Mucsi: Phil Pitch
László Sinkó: Swan Tamel
Pál Mácsai: Al F. Eveson
Vica Kerekes: Maya Satin
Balázs Czukor: Agnus Andersen
Zoltán Balázs: Richard Lance
Máté Haumann: Tom Keats

Cinematography - Máté Tóth Widamon
Music by Dom; Spaso; Dávid Szesztay
Set Decoration by Zsuzsa Horváth
Film Editing by Wanda Kiss
Costume Design by Erika Gadus
Produced by Zoltán Kamondi

Hungarian Film Critics Awards
Karlovy Vary Fresh Films Fest


Zoltán Verebes, a graduate of the London Film School, known as "Pater Sparrow" is well known in Hungary for his short films. His most recent enterprise is based on Stanislaw Lem's One Human Minute. The story takes place in the 21st Century:

 A bookshop renowned for its rare works is mysteriously and completely filled with copies of a book entitled 1, which doesn’t appear to have a publisher or author. The strange almanac describes what happens to the whole of humanity in the space of a minute. A police investigation begins and the bookshop staff are placed in solitary confinement by the Bureau for Paranormal Research (RDI Reality Defense Institute). As the investigation progresses, the situation becomes more complex and the book increasingly well known, raising numerous controversies (political, scientific, religious and artistic). Plagued by doubts, the protagonist has to face facts: reality only exists in the imagination of individuals.

more at Quiet Earth