Unknown racist murderers have already attacked four families. Some of them died.
Who will be the next on this ordinary day? Inspired by a true story.
News quickly spreads of the murder of a Romany family in a Hungarian village.
The perpetrators have escaped and nobody claims to know who might have committed
the crime. For another Romany family living close by, the murder only serves to
confirm their latent, carefully repressed fears. Far away in Canada the head of
the family decides that his wife, children and their grandfather must join him
as soon as possible. Living in fear of the racist terror that surrounds them and
feeling abandoned by the silent majority, the family tries to get through the
day after the attack. By nightfall when darkness descends on the village the
family pushes the beds closer together than usual. Yet their hope of escaping
the madness proves illusory. Based on an actual series of killings in Hungary
that claimed the lives of eight people in less than a year, Bence Fliegauf
portrays the pogrom-like atmosphere which breeds such violence. The camera stays
hot on the heels of the protagonists, making the breathless escalation of events
Just the Wind (Hungarian: Csak a szél) is a 2012 Hungarian drama film directed
by Benedek Fliegauf. The film competed in competition at the 62nd Berlin
International Film Festival, where it won the Jury Grand Prix. The film was
selected as the Hungarian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th
Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.
It is based on an actual series of killings in Hungary. The plot however is
fiction and focuses on a Romany family living close by.