Liza The Fox-Fairy is a film that is also a refreshing experience for Hungarians. It has a unique atmosphere and presents a Budapest universe that had never existed (a capitalist city under socialism). It enchants the viewer with excellent humour, a charming leading actress and Japanese-Finnish rock ‘n roll-country music (I know!).
A nurse – whose imaginary friend is a Japanese singer – suspects that she may be the legendary fox-fairy. In any case, the men she likes are dropping like flies. All the suitors who come up are dying. Liza becomes convinced that she is cursed, so any man who falls in love with her dies. They die in the street and after the date.
Liza The Fox-Fairy can use almost anything as a source of humour. Pushing the boundaries of absurdity makes us laugh even when what we see is predictable. We know what’s coming, but we also expect it. The death scenes of the unfortunate men are varied, and the makers add a spade to the mix by brutalising Liza’s attempts to save them.