Magic Hunter

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Magic Hunter
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Directed by Ildikó Enyedi
Written byIldikó Enyedi
László Révész
Starring Gary Kemp
Sadie Frost
CinematographyTibor Máthé
Music byGregorio Paniagua
Release date
  • 1995 (1995)

Magic Hunter (Hungarian : Bűvös vadász, German : Freischütz) is a 1994 Hungarian-Swiss-French fantasy film written and directed by Ildikó Enyedi and loosely inspired to the opera Der Freischütz.


The film was entered into the main competition at the 51st edition of the Venice Film Festival. [1]




Film critic Stephen Holden described it as "an unwieldy stylistic hybrid of narrative film making and arty montage" and as "klutzy and vague in its symbolic connections". [2] Deseret News' critic Jeff Vice noted that "Enyedi has an interesting visual style, but she's too busy to concentrate on the storyline". [3] According to Barbara Shulgasser, "Enyedi's visuals, shot by Tibor Mathe, are often beautiful enough to distract you from narrative failings". [4]

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  1. Giovanna Grassi, Tullio Kezich (29 July 1994). "Venezia, Stone in gara fra tanti " deb "". Corriere della Sera . Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  2. Stephen Holden (June 21, 1996). "Magic Hunter". The New York Times . Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  3. Jeff Vice (November 29, 1996). "Film review: Magic Hunter". Deseret News . Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  4. Barbara Shulgasser (July 5, 1996). "Magic Hunter' bullets hit mark". San Francisco Chronicle . Retrieved 21 October 2015.