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José Costa is a Brazilian ghost writer. Returning from a ghost writers convention his airplane is rerouted to Budapest. His life is also rerouted when he meets Krista and with her help, learns "the only language in the world which, according to the tongue-wagers, the devil respects".
Together in Rome to shoot a film, a German actress and an English actor contend with forces that complicate their romance as well as the production itself. (imdb)
Budapest in the thirties. The restaurant owner Laszlo hires the pianist András to play in his restaurant. Both men fall in love with the beautiful waitress Ilona who inspires András to his only composition. His song of Gloomy Sunday is, at first, loved and then feared, for its melancholic melody triggers off a chain of suicides. The fragile balance of the erotic ménage à trois is sent off kilter when the German Hans goes and falls in love with Ilona as well. (imdb)
Citizen X (1995) - TV Movie
Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed victim to over 50 people. His victims were mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a communists state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, incompetence and those in power. The story is told from the viewpoint of the detective in charge of the case. (imdb)
Belonging to Jancso's later avant-garde work, this is an allegorical film that deals with universal creation. (mubi.com)
Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl (Brandauer), an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become head of the Secret Police only to become ensnared in political deception. (imdb)
Tenants of a building prepare for its destruction during World War II.
Set in the 1890s on the Hungarian plains, a group of farm workers go on strike in-which they face harsh reprisals and the reality of revolt, oppression, morality and violence. (IMDB.com)
The subject of this bleak German historical film is the deterioration of the life of a man who failed to adapt to the changes in Austria after the World War I. Trotta (Andras Balint) is a minor nobleman, who, along with his peers, cheers the advent of the war. The war causes many financial reverses for his family, and his marriage becomes chaotic; his wife leaves him to live with a woman, though she comes back to his bed from time to time. (allmovie.com)
A story of two young people in Hungary, Jancsi and Kata. First they are good friends, later lovers. Soon after the 56-Revolution Kata leaves Hungary, Jancsi stays there. After about 10 years Jancsi is allowed to visit Kata in France, their love is reborn, but after a short, very happy period Jancsi has to return to Hungary and their love fades as years have gone by. (imdb)
A group of young communists get into a religious high school in order to convince the pupils about he glories of Communism. (karagarga.net)
Director Istvan Szabo delivers a knockout punch in this heart-warming drama about a young man, Tako (Dani Erdélyi), who explains his father's (Miklós Gábor) death away by imagining that he was a freedom fighter in war-torn Hungary. But as Tako (played later by András Bálint) grows older, the imaginative stories he used to tell himself now fail to satisfy, and he embarks on a noble quest to uncover the truth. (Netflix)
The Hungarian Age of Illusions was the first feature-film effort by writer/director István Szabó. Andras Balint plays an electrical engineer who hops from bed to bed, never making any lasting commitment with any one woman. All this changes when he falls in love with a local celebrity whom he sees on television (Ilona Beres). Trouble is, he's never met her; like her other fans, he can assess her only by what he witnesses on the small screen... (cinematurkey.com)