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Vera Pap ...
Vera Angi (as Pap Veronika)
Erzsi Pásztor ...
Anna Traján
Éva Szabó ...
Mária Muskát
Tamás Dunai ...
István André István
László Halász ...
Sas elvtárs
László Horváth ...
József Neubauer
Teréz Bod
Gabriella Koszta
Ágnes Dávid ...
(as Ági Dávid)
György Kölgyesi
Franciska Györy
Kati Marton ...
(as Katalin Marton)
László Kanalas
Imre Ráday ...
Hospital director
Flóra Kádár
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Hungary changes/doesn't change
1 June 2011 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Pál Gábor's "Angi Vera" (spelled Vera Angi when written western style*) tells a story that probably happened more than a few times in real life. The title character (Vera Pap) is a young woman working in a hospital in post-WWII Hungary. When she complains about the unsanitary conditions in the hospital, they send her to a re-education camp. In the camp, she falls in love with another prisoner (Tamás Dunai), while informers ensure that nothing will be pleasant in the camp.

The main thing that I derived from "Angi Vera" is how little changed socially in Eastern Europe after WWII. As with the Nazis, the Soviet-backed governments were all about cronyism, resulting in inefficient industry and unsafe working conditions. In a way, it came full-circle into the US: Bush's appointment of a horse trainer as FEMA director -- in addition to moving FEMA to the Department of Homeland Security, thereby turning it into a bureaucratic nightmare -- resulted in Hurricane Katrina destroying New Orleans.

Anyway, this is certainly a good movie. It's always important to keep this history alive, especially as cronyism and corruption persist the world over. Also starring Erzsi Pásztor, Éva Szabó, László Halász and László Horváth.

*Hungary uses the East Asian name order, in which the family name goes in front. Unlike the East Asian countries, Hungarian names are reversed when written in other countries.


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