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Silence and Cry (1968)

Csend és kiáltás (original title)
Miklós Jancsó's Silence and Cry is set during a turbulent era of disquiet, fear, persecution and terror, which permeates every corner of post-WWI Hungarian society. In 1919, after just a ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Mari Töröcsik ...
Teréz
József Madaras ...
Károly
Zoltán Latinovits ...
Kémeri
Andrea Drahota ...
Anna
András Kozák ...
István
István Bujtor ...
Kovács II.
Ida Siménfalvy ...
Teréz' mother
János Koltai ...
Peasant
Sándor Siménfalvy ...
Old peasant
Kornélia Sallay ...
Auntie Veronika
János Görbe ...
The shepherd
László Szabó ...
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Philippe Haudiquet ...
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Mari Boga
Károly Eisler
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Miklós Jancsó's Silence and Cry is set during a turbulent era of disquiet, fear, persecution and terror, which permeates every corner of post-WWI Hungarian society. In 1919, after just a few months of communist rule the Hungarian Republic of Councils falls victim to a nationalist counter-revolution. Admiral Horthy, leader of the nationalist far right movement, becomes the self-proclaimed regent of Hungary, and assumes power as the legal Head of State. Soldiers of the short-lived Hungarian Red Army are now on the run from relentless secret policemen and patrol units of the nationalist Royal Gendarme. If caught, ex-Red Army soldiers are executed without mercy or proper trial. István Cserzi, a former soldier of the Red Army has fled to the Great Hungarian Plains and has taken refuge on a farm, which is run by two sympathetic women. Due to the generosity of these women and a former childhood pal, who is now a commandant of the local Royal Gendarme outfit, István is safely hidden from the ... Written by 21st Century DreamQuest Films Ltd

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14 March 1968 (Hungary)  »

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Cisza i krzyk  »

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Jancsó's former DOP, 'Tamás Somló' was busy filming _Eltávozott nap (1968)_, the first feature film of Márta Mészáros (Jancsó's wife). Mészáros and Jancsó agreed that she would work with the experienced DOP, and Jancsó would work with János Kende. See more »

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two concepts previously met at bergman and antonioni
10 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

The title of this film contains two concepts previously met at ingmar bergman (silence) and michelangelo antonioni (cry). Although I wouldn`t say this is the reason jancso uses them for, I think they involve a definite psichology and one should watch it only as a conosceur of art films as the likes.in order to fully understand it. Also, using two such extreme concepts analyzing the shades of human spirit, it manages to portray a tuff philosophical image of its depths.


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