Hungary

Lajos Koltai – Sorstalanság AKA Fateless (2005)

synopsis – AMG:
One young man’s devastating voyage through the Holocaust sets the stage for this powerful drama. Gyorgy “Gyurka” Koves (Marcell Nagy) is a 14-year-old Jewish boy living in Hungary when the Nazi pogroms begin sweeping through the country. Gyura’s father (Janos Ban) has his business taken away from him not long before he’s taken away to a concentration camp, and as he’s led away, Gyura agrees to his father’s request to look after his stepmother while he’s gone. However, Gyurka takes a bus rather than the train to work the following morning, believing it to be safer, but before it can reach its destination, police stop the vehicle and take the Jewish passengers into custody. Read More »

Varsanyi Ferenc – Volt egyszer egy regenyhos, akit P. Howardnak hivtak AKA There was once a character named P Howard (2010)

Quote:
A Duna Televízió közreműködésével készült el Varsányi Ferenc rendező filmje, amely a népszerű ponyvaíró, Rejtő Jenő életének legendáriuma. A film műfaja, amely az író születésének 115. évfordulójára készült animációs dokumentarista legendárium.

A documentary about the pulp fiction writer P. Howard (Rejto Jeno, wikipedia link: link ), made on the occasion of his 115th anniversary. Read More »

Attila Janisch – Árnyék a havon AKA Shadow on the Snow (1992)

Quote:
Story of a sin that looks like an accident in the beginning but in reality it’s an irrevocable and deadly act. Story of a relationship in which lies and love chains daughter to father, sinner to innocent. Story of a man whose fate suddenly starts to turn another way – and buries everything it finds beneath itself.

“You never think about sin, but then you are standing in front of it and it touches you.” (Attila Janisch) Read More »

István Bródy – Dódi karrierje AKA Dodi’s Career (1916)

Adolf Fauler asks Elsa out in a letter. Mr Braun, Elsa’s father, finds the letter and finds the pair in flagranti in the park. Next day Adolf visits the father who gives him his blessings and even a job… Read More »

Antalffy Sándor – A kis lord AKA The Little Lord (1918)

Quote:
The outskirts of New York: Cedrik Errol, 8 years old, lives in miserable conditions with his widowed mother. Refined features, charming demeanour, and always neatly dressed, he earns the nickname “The Little Lord.” One day a lawyer comes saying he is the grandson (and only heir) of Lord Fauntleroy. Cedric travels to England and quickly gets friendly with the grumpy old gentleman. Read More »

László Vitézy – Vörös föld AKA Red Earth (1982)

A miner finds bauxite near his village, close to the surface. He thinks he has found his fortune, but thanks to the Hungarian bureaucracy, he actually found nothing but trouble. Read More »

Zoltán Fábri – Életjel AKA Fourteen Lives Saved (1954)

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September 1952 in a mine in Northern-Hungary after an explosion water breaks in from the neighbouring shaft and fourteen miners become trapped. The whole country unites to save them. Read More »