12 August 1945, 11 AM. Two mysterious strangers dressed in black appear at the railway station of a Hungarian village. Within a few hours, everything changes.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Péter Rudolf ...
Szentes István, a jegyzö / Town Clerk
Bence Tasnádi ...
Szentes Árpád
Tamás Szabó Kimmel ...
Jancsi
Dóra Sztarenki ...
Kisrózsi
Ági Szirtes ...
Kustár Andrásné / Mrs. Kustár
József Szarvas ...
Kustár András
Eszter Nagy-Kálózy ...
Szentesné Anna / Mrs. Szentes
Iván Angelus ...
Sámuel Hermann
Marcell Nagy ...
Sámuel Hermann fia / Son of Sámuel Hermann
István Znamenák ...
Állomásfönök / Station Master
Sándor Terhes ...
Iharos Pál
Miklós B. Székely ...
Suba Mihály
György Somhegyi ...
Ifj. Suba Mihály / Son of Suba Mihály
Tünde Szalontay ...
Rózsika
Béla Gados ...
Pap / Priest
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12 August 1945, 11 AM. Two mysterious strangers dressed in black appear at the railway station of a Hungarian village. In the shadow of Russian occupation, the people of the village are preparing for the wedding of the son of the clerk, but the bride's former fiance returns from captivity. Within a few hours, everything changes. Secrets, sins, reckoning, love, betrayal, confrontation. Written by Bálint Rádóczy

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Startlingly Good
29 July 2017 | by (Budapest) – See all my reviews

Previous reviews have failed to take account of this film's "Sitz im Leben"-- the current situation in Hungary, where the Fidesz government under Orbán Viktor has played footsie with the broad swath of irredentist voters who continue to harbor anti-Semitic leanings. Hungary has not yet come to terms with its role in the murder of its Jewish citizens. For example, the recently erected monument to Victims of Nazi Aggression portrays Hungary as a Victim State, not as a willing cooperator in the execution of roughly 5% of the national population. But it was Hungarian officials that carried out the orders, not Germans. Hungarian officialdom and non-officialdom was more than willing to participate in the Holocaust, but they are loath to acknowledge any corporate responsibility.

A personal but illustrative anecdote. About seven years ago I was teaching at a gimnázium in a town not far from Budaptest and went to see the movie "Avatar" at a local theater over a weekend. The next Monday, as part of English conversation class, I told my students what I had done, that I had gone to thus and such theater to see the movie. The immediate response to my statement came from a student whom I had come to know as a pretty bright kid who was eager to learn. He said, "Oh yes, Jews own that theater."

Where the f*** did that come from? Over the past few years I have realized that it comes from the same deep-rooted inability of Hungarians to understand that their loss of territory after WWI and their continuing economic problems come not from their "enemies" (Jews above all, but Gypsies too) but from themselves and the same culture of self-deception and corruption that is depicted in this film.

Which film, by the way, is elegantly framed and carefully composed, is presented with almost stately precision, and which I highly, highly recommend.


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