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Andras Vayda
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Maya
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Bobbie
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Ann MacDonald
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Alexandra Stewart ...
Paula
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Julika
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Mitzi
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Andras Vajda Jr
Monique Lepage ...
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Woman in Elevator
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Lady Teacher
Mignon Elkins ...
Mother Vayda
Joan Stuart ...
Aunt Alice
John Bayliss ...
Glen MacDonald
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Andras Varda grows up in a turbulent, war-torn Hungary, where he procures local girls for the occupying G.I.'s during World War II. Disappointed by girls of his age, he meets Maya, a married women in her thirties, who tutors him in the lessons of love and romance. Maya is only the first of many mature women that Andras will meet through his teenage and young adult life. Written by alfiehitchie

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22 September 1978 (Canada)  »

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Donna è meraviglia  »

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CAD 1,500,000 (estimated)
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This was the very first movie screened by the Toronto Film Festival (now the Toronto International Film Festival). See more »

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Features Devil in the Flesh (1947) See more »

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NICE, ENTERTAINING LITTLE FILM
26 September 2000 | by (ny,ny) – See all my reviews

If you can accept this Canadian made film as light entertainment, and not expect too much, you will definitely enjoy it. Unfortunately, at the time of release,it was unfavorably compared to the novel,and received some undeservedly vicious reviews,but it was a huge hit in Canada, where Helen Shaver received a best supporting Actress award for it.

Tom Berenger is remarkably charismatic as a Hungarian lad who has romances with some of the international cinema's most accomplished(and underrated actresses) actresses, Karen Black, Susan Strasberg, and Alexandra Stewart,after striking out with a girl his age(Marianne MacIsaac, sounding quite like a young Marilyn Monroe). Is's a pleasure to watch the then novice, very handsome Berenger hold his own as an actor against this talented trio. Much was written about the film's sexuality and nudity, but it's not much, except for an extremely heated closing encounter between Tom and Helen Shaver. All in all, a memorable, unique film.


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