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White Palms (Feher Tenyer)
       
  Release Date: 06/20/07

Starring: Zoltan Miklos Hajdu, Kyle Shewfelt, Gheorghe Dinica, Andor Lukats, Oana Pellea

Director: Szabolcs Hajdu

Rating: (NR)
 
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Genre
  Drama
   
  Running Time
  97 min
   
  Distributor
  Strand Releasing
   
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NEW YORK VIEW
Hungarian director Szabolcs Hajdu's sports drama retells the story of his own brother, a gymnast with Cirque du Soleil who plays himself in the film, and his mentoring relationship with a young Canadian hopeful.

CINEMASOURCE SYNOPSIS
Having suffered as a boy under a brutal Communist-era coach, champion Hungarian gymnast Miklos moves to Canada years later in search of a new start--only to find himself unwittingly perpetuating the very same cycle of abuse among his own pupils. Redemption appears in the unlikely form of Kyle, a troubled, young Canadian teen with the potential to become a world champion. The friendship and rivalry between teacher and student--each played by actual gymnasts--forms the basis of this gripping, resonant sports drama.