Zoltán Fábri – A Pál-utcai fiúk aka The Boys of Paul Street (1969)

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This film was nominated for the Oscar Awards in 1969 as the best foreign language film.

The film originated from a novel created by the Hungarian writer Molnar Ferenc in 1906.
The book was chosen as a class reader in Hungary for children aged 11.

About the book from Wikipedia:
“The book has earned the status of the most famous Hungarian novel in the world. It has been translated into many languages and in several countries (like the UK and Italy) it is a mandatory or recommended reading in schools. Ernő Nemecsek is now ranked there among the eternal heroes of youth literature like Oliver Twist or Tom Sawyer. The novel can be easily read in most parts of the world as if its story could have happened anywhere and in any age.”
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Zoltán Fábri – Körhinta AKA Merry-Go-Round (1956)

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The story concerns a young couple who “meet cute” at a fairground. As they dance the night away, the boy expresses his love for the girl, resulting in a startling reaction. The film is unabashedly sentimental, but the performances of the two leads transcend the storyline’s gooier passages. Korhinta was Hungary’s primary entry in the Cannes Film Festival of 1956 — yet another feather in the cap of director Zoltan Fabri, who went on to helm such classics as The Boys from Paul Street and The Fifth Seal.
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Zoltán Fábri – 141 perc a befejezetlen mondatból AKA 141 Minutes from the Unfinished Sentence (1975)

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IMDB:
Mail author for translation. Parcen Nagy Lörinc, a nagypolgári család fia szívesen van a munkások között gyakran felkeresi az egyik külvárosi kocsmát. Lörinc apja öngyilkos lett, de annyi biztos, hogy halálát felesége és annak szeretöje, Wavra tanár is elöidézte. Egy dubrovniki út végleg kiábrándítja Lörincet családi illú- zióiból. Csepelen munkássztrájk van, Lörinc együttérzéssel figyeli a munkásokat, de azok bizalmatlansága nem oldódik. Bár egy szerelem Évivel, az illegális pártmunkással végleg elfordítja Lörincet osztályától, nem tud közelebb kerülni a munkásokhoz. Written by Steve Varadi Continue reading

Zoltán Fábri – Édes Anna (1958)

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Plot Synopsis:

This drama by Hungarian New Cinema director Zoltan Fabri is about class exploitation and murder, and is set in 1919. Anna (Mari Torocsik) is a shy and plain young woman who works as a maid in a privileged household. She is essentially a slave without any rights to speak of, and while she is being driven to the extremity of murder because of her brutal and uncaring treatment, the Hungarian communist revolution is building up steam in the background. The microcosm, in this case, is clearly meant to illustrate the impersonal and much larger picture.

This film was nominated to Golden Palm.
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