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"The product of three years in the editing room, the playful pic consists of quick cuts from more than 450 classics of world cinema, artfully collaged to tell a love story. " - Variety

This formidably edited compilation film about what happens when the ultimate man meets the ultimate woman is an inventive new cinematic experiment from Hungarian filmmaker György Pálfi (Taxidermia, MIFF 2006). Against all budgetary odds and refusing to surrender to the film industry's financial crisis in his home country, Pálfi has successfully ‘recycled' the finest talent in the history of cinema - from Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe to Charlie Chaplin, Bruno Ganz and Jack Nicholson – to tell a quintessential love story in ways not even the most avid cinephile would have dared to dream of.

A startling reappropriation of auteurs such as Godard, Tarkovsky and Almodóvar, Final Cut is the ultimate love letter to the seventh art, a cinematic whirlwind that you could only ever see at a film festival.

"Final Cut  Ladies and Gentlemen might be the greatest film about film ever made." – Twitch

D György Pálfi P Béla Tarr WS Wild Bunch TD HD Cam/2012

Read an extended Senses of Cinema analysis on Final Cut – Ladies and Gentlemen here.