Zoltán Fábri

  • Zoltán Fábri – Életjel AKA Fourteen Lives Saved (1954)

    Drama1951-1960HungaryZoltán Fábri

    Életjel (1954).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 »

  • Zoltán Fábri – Utószezon AKA Late Season (1967)

    1961-1970ComedyDramaHungaryZoltán Fábri

    Kerekes believes he is wanted by the police when his friends play a practical joke in this unusual comedy drama. He returns to his hometown where he was accused of turning a Jewish druggist and the druggist’s wife over to the Nazis. With his friends following him, Kerekes tries to find out what became of the couple after they were deported. After being subjected to a mock trial by his friends — and found guilty — Kerekes becomes despondent and attempts to kill himself. Flashbacks and hallucinations are employed to tell this story that occurs during the Eichmann trial.Read More »

  • Zoltán Fábri – Magyarok aka Hungarians (1978)

    1971-1980DramaHungaryZoltán Fábri

    “Hungarians” is as stolid as its characters, a group of peasants who leave Hungary to work in Germany during World War II. The most knowledgable of them has never heard of Hitler. Yet signs of the war are unmistakable, as bands of refugees and wounded soldiers pass through the farm where the Hungarians have signed on as field hands. Zoltan Fabri’s film details their growing understanding of what is going on around them, as well as the fierce and renewed patriotism they begin to feel during their sojourn abroad.Read More »

  • Zoltán Fábri – Édes Anna (1958)

    1951-1960DramaHungaryZoltán Fábri

    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.Read More »

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