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Fleeing from the police after fixing a match, Francis, an African football player, seeks refuge in a ranch run by a local crime boss in the middle of the vast Hungarian plains known as the “pusta”.

He soon realizes that the workers on the ranch are little more than slaves. His presence on the ranch begins a chain of events that culminates in violent rebellion by the workers against their criminal overlords. A reluctant hero, Francis finds himself playing in the most important match of his life, with his freedom and his very life at stake.

Drawing from the traditions of Hungarian cinema as well as the Hollywood Westerns, Mirage is a story about modern-day Hungary, racism, equality, power and freedom. 

directed by
Szabolcs Hajdu
Andrea Taschler (Mirage Film Stúdió), Gábor Kovács (Filmpartners)
co-producers Mátyás Prikler (MPhilms), Ági Pataki, Jim Stark, Judit Romwalter, Mónika Mécs

line producer

written by
edited by
production design
costume design


© Mirage Film Stúdió, Filmpartners, MPhilms


Péter Réti

Szabolcs Hajdu, Jim Stark, Nándor Lovas
András Nagy
Péter Politzer
Billy Martin
Gábor Balázs
László Rajk
Krisztina Berzsenyi
Isaach De Bankolé, Razvan Vasilescu, Orsolya Török-Illyés,
Dragos Bucur, Tamás Polgár, Attila Mokos, Lajos Vörös, Adam Mihál,
Mátyás Dráfi, Tibor Fabó, Géza Benkő, István Olasz, László Nagy


With the financial support: