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In Praise of Older Women (1978)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  22 September 1978 (Canada)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Made to fill a niche that no longer exists
7 July 2013 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

Well, this film was made to fill a niche that no longer exists. Like the old B-movies sort of went away when that area fell to television, this film was soft-core before cable channels filled that niche. And, it does so better, having B-list actresses, rather than D-list and former porn actresses. Most of the actresses did really solid work, especially Karen Black, Marilyn Lightstone, and Helen Shaver. Tom Berenger was awkward to the point of being painful to watch, but I doubt that it is due to bad acting. That is almost certainly the director's vision. The dialogue was also painfully awkward, but that only makes sense. The background of the 1956 Hungarian uprising made for some interest as well. The film is intended to be sexy, so consider that when deciding to view this one.


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