During WW2 Hungarian resistance hides a married couple from the officials. The woman is sent to act as the wife of one of the resistance members who is also in hiding and pretending to be somebody else. They slowly begin to fall in love.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ildikó Bánsági ...
Kata
Péter Andorai ...
János
Oszkárné Gombik ...
A néni
Károly Csáki ...
A bácsi
Ildikó Kishonti ...
Erzsi
Lajos Balázsovits ...
Kata férje
Tamás Dunai ...
Günther Hoffmann
Zoltán Bezerédy ...
Pali (as Bezerédi Zoltán)
Éva Bartis
Béla Éless ...
(as Béla Éles)
Danielle du Tombe ...
Elza
Gyula Gazdag ...
Egy férfi
Gyöngyi Dorogi
László Littmann ...
Dr. Czakó (as dr. Littmann László)
Judit Halász ...
János felesége
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During WW2 Hungarian resistance hides a married couple from the officials. The woman is sent to act as the wife of one of the resistance members who is also in hiding and pretending to be somebody else. They slowly begin to fall in love.

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Confidence  »

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Hungary's official selection to compete at the 1981's Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category. See more »

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Edited into Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012) See more »

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Hungarian film known as "Confidence" in English
1 July 2004 | by (Arlington, VA) – See all my reviews

Like another reviewer, I saw this haunting, moving film decades ago and have been wanting to see it again ever since. It deals with complex, yet very human questions of love, trust, loyalty, and betrayal under unexpected, trying circumstances. I remember it as being superbly acted and the relationship between the two main characters intimately explored and developed. The ending was heart-wrenching. I am about to go to Transylvania and Budapest, but doubt I could find it there in VHS format, subtitled in English. Does anyone know if it has been subtitled in either Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, or French (which I also read)?


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