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The Boys of Paul Street (1968)

A Pál utcai fiúk (original title)
G | | Drama | 23 June 2015 (USA)
In Budapest, two rival gangs of young boys lay claim to a vacant lot. The hostilities escalate yet never quite boil over into actual violence. Just when things do get out of hand, however, ... See full summary »

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In Budapest, two rival gangs of young boys lay claim to a vacant lot. The hostilities escalate yet never quite boil over into actual violence. Just when things do get out of hand, however, the problem is "solved" by the city government, which takes over the lot for future development. Written by Ed Cresdee

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A lost (???) Masterpiece.
4 April 2000 | by (Sao Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

A superbly crafted film. Ferenc Molnar's play, set in early 20th century's Budapest, is masterfully re-created in this motion picture. It depicts a soothingly naive pre-first war world, when comradeship and honor were still known words. A group of boys fight to keep their playground. But don't let such a simple plot mislead you: This is a very serious and moving film: It displays a world about to deep dive into its first global war, when all naivety would be replaced by evil and malice. Two other later films "Stand By Me" and "The Outsiders" follow the same line, but have a much less ominous background scenario to play upon. A must see.

20th Century-Fox released the film, and it seems they have forgot about it. And they shouldn't have.

Oct/12/2012: Really amazed to find out that "The Boys of Paul Street" has been released in DVD 2 years ago here in Brazil, and I've got myself 2 copies just in case.

The movie has been transferred from a pristine hungarian copy and as such, its dolby 2.0 audio is in hungarian. Unfortunately for the English speaking fans, only Portuguese subtitles are available.


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