Mail <email@example.com> for translation. A kis cseled, Edes Anna mindenesnek szegodik Vizy meltosagosekhoz. Vizyne buszke a jo vasarra az igenytelen, szorgalmas leannyal, de nem veszi ...
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Mail for translation. A kis cseled, Edes Anna mindenesnek szegodik Vizy meltosagosekhoz. Vizyne buszke a jo vasarra az igenytelen, szorgalmas leannyal, de nem veszi emberszamba. Az asszony unokaoccse megkornyekezi a lanyt, aki halas a szep szavakert, es enged neki. Amikor allapotos lesz, a fiatalur otthagyja ot. Anna megalaztatasai vegul tragediaba torkollanak. Written by
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Hungarian maid Mari Töröcsik is put upon by bourgeois government family
"Édes Anna" (1958) or "Sweet Anna" is an excellent movie. The story is set in 1919 Hungary, a time of very great political instability when governments shifted radically. Eventually, Hungary had wars with its neighbors and lost. Although this story opens with tension arising from soldiers in the streets and an imminent switch from Soviet republic to a bourgeois or democratic republic, this is part of the setting, not the movie's main focus at all. The focus is on an older and established family, living very comfortably, that hires a maid. The maid and her experiences in this household are the story's center, with a strong depiction of the class differences and the attitudes of the rich to the peasant workers they hire. The maid is "sweet Anna", played perfectly by Mari Töröcsik.
Her godfather, a Red, has sponsored her with this family whose head is some sort of government official. Later in the movie, he's promoted to a really high post and the top government officials come to a catered party at his house.
The wife of the official, Mezei Mária, is Anna's direct boss as head of the domestic side of the household. She's extremely bossy and demanding.
It is, I believe, best to see this story without knowing more. It's best to see for yourself what transpires after Anna is taken on as maid. It will be enough to say that this is a film noir.
The telling of the story is very well done, including a very good dream sequence.
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