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Family Nest (1979)

Családi tüzfészek (original title)
The breakdown of the relationship of a couple by living in a flat of the husband's parents.

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Complete credited cast:
Laszlone Horvath ...
Irén
László Horváth ...
Laci
Gábor Kun ...
Laci apja
Gábor Ifj. Kun ...
Gabi, Laci testvére
Gaborne Kún ...
Laci anyja
Jánosné Szekeres ...
A sógornõ
Jozsef Korn ...
Lakásügyi elõadó
Irén Rácz ...
Irén kolleganõje
Jánosné Oláh ...
Valika
Krisztina Horváth ...
Krisztike
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Adrienne Kadar ...
Doctor (as dr. Kádár Adrienn)
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The breakdown of the relationship of a couple by living in a flat of the husband's parents.

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Hajnal
Music by Mihály Móricz
Lyrics by Béla Tolcsvay
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Bleak early Tarr film
11 April 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Bela Tarr's first full length film is a bleak indictment of communist housing policy; A young couple and their daughter are forced to live with the husband's family in a tiny flat in which tempers frequently flare. The close camera work and grainy documentary style capture the claustrophobia and indignity of life at close quarters with those you don't like; the father-in-law is a malevolent Iago-esquire figure, forever whispering conspiracies to his son. The couple are desperate to leave, but, as their meetings with the government officials show, there is no prospect of escape for years to come; This is despite many usable flats standing empty, unused for bureaucratic reasons.. We learn more of the characters as the second half of the film effectively becomes a series of monologues, which further convey what a bleak place 1970's Hungary was.


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