The young rebel, Ricsi, lives his life on the edge. ‘Trouble’ is his middle name. He is unruly, restlessly scaring up problem after problem. Driving cars without a license, theft and escaping from the cops are all just a part of his daily routine much for his parents’ despair. Ricsi won’t stand for routines nor the expectations of his deadbeat father. After all, where was he when Ricsi needed him the most?
DRIFTER was shot over a period of five years and is a portrait of a unique young man who takes life in his own hands.
Premiered at IDFA Competition for First Appearance 2014
- Winner of the IDFA Award for the Best First Appearance Documentary 2014
- Winner of the Best Documentary Award – Fünf Seen Filmfestival 2015
- Winner of the Special Mention of the Jury – goEast Film Festival 2015
- Winner of the Special Mention of the Jury – Docs Against Gravity Film Festival 2015
- Winner of the Special Mention of the Jury – East Silver Market 2015
- Winner of the Robert Bosch Co-Production Prize – goEast Film Festival 2011
- Winner of the DOCU Rough Cut Boutique Postproduction Award – Sarajevo Film Festival 2011
- Winner of the DOK.Incubator Sound Postproduction Prize – DOK Leipzig 2014
View the theatrical release version of this close-up portrait of a rebellious racecar-driving teen coping with the twists and turns of life in rural Hungary on Vimeo’s VOD platform.