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Lovefilm (1970)

Szerelmesfilm (original title)
Jansci reminiscences about Kata his childhood friend in pre-WWII Budapest, They are separated as a result of WWII. Reunited as adults, they struggle with whether they will stay in each others lives.

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Judit Halász ...
Kata
András Bálint ...
Jancsi
Edit Kelemen ...
A gyerek Kata
András Szamosfalvi ...
A gyerek Jancsi
Rita Békés ...
Éva Berényi ...
Jancsi anyja
Mária Baga ...
Bözse
Erzsébet Mialkovszky ...
Kata anyja
Erika Kúnszenti ...
Jutka
Péter Huszti ...
Karcsi
Ervin Csomák ...
Kata apja
Tamás Eröss ...
Pattantyús
György Aranyossy ...
Klári férje
Iván Mándy ...
Doktor
Kati Andai ...
Magdi
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Jansci reminiscences about Kata his childhood friend in pre-WWII Budapest, They are separated as a result of WWII. Reunited as adults, they struggle with whether they will stay in each others lives.

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A very fine artistic memory of a (nearly) lost generation
14 February 2004 | by (Budapest, Hungary) – See all my reviews

It is a masterpiece of the young István Szabó from 1970, many years before worldwide-fame and Oscar Prize. 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 appr.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. It is unforgettable when Jancsi glances at Paris last time before leaving (perhaps) forever. The film is a fine memory of a not so nice past when two young people were separated from each other just because one of them lived in the "socialist" Hungary and the other in the "capitalist" France. Using flashback-system the director shows a human history of Hungary from the forties to the seventies as a mirror of the young lovers' life. Strongly recommended and not only for young lovers.


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