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Love (1971)

Szerelem (original title)
The wife of a political prisoner tends to her mother-in-law and keeps from the old woman the truth about her son, whom she believes is in New York making a film.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lili Darvas ...
Az öregasszony
Mari Töröcsik ...
Luca
Iván Darvas ...
János
Erzsi Orsolya ...
Irén
László Mensáros ...
Az orvos
Tibor Bitskey ...
Feri (as Bitskei Tibor)
András Ambrus ...
Börtönõr
József Almási ...
Tanár
Zoltán Bán ...
Borbély
Éva Bányai ...
Feriék szolgálója
Ágnes Dávid ...
Feriék szolgálója
Mária Garamszegi ...
Feriék szolgálója
Alíz Halda ...
Tanárnõ
Magda Horváth ...
Kissné
Nóra Káldi ...
Az öregasszony fiatalon (as Káldy Nóra)
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Luca regularly visits her bedridden mother-in-law. Luca's husband, János, has been arrested on a trumped up political charge, and Luca does not know if he is still alive. Luca hides this from his mother by making up letters purporting to be from János who is directing a big film in New York. Luca discovers that János is alive, and is dismissed from her teaching job because of her husband. The dying mother anxiously awaits the return of her son from New York. Written by Will Gilbert

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The plot is very similar to the story by Julio Cortázar "Health of the Sick". See more »

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25 March 2003 | by (Tucson, Arizona) – See all my reviews

This movie artfully presents a strong psychological portrait of an aging Hungarian woman and her daughter in law. The sense of realism is very strong, in spite of a rather unconventional technique of focusing on objects or cutting to memories...in fact, these occasional jerky cuts enhance the realism of the characters.

It is slow paced, but very believable, and I found it to be extremely compelling to watch.


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