Hungary, 1943. An elderly Jewish couple, Job and Roza, adopt an unruly non-Jewish child to whom they intend to pass on their wealth and knowledge before Nazi oppression engulfs Hungary.
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In Budapest, two rival gangs of young boys lay claim to a vacant lot. The hostilities escalate yet never quite boil over into actual violence. Just when things do get out of hand, however, ... See full summary »

Director: Zoltán Fábri
Stars: Mari Töröcsik, Sándor Pécsi, László Kozák
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The Tót family resides in Northern Hungary. The couple has a daughter and a son, the latter a member of the armed forces. When his weary major is ordered to take a vacation, the son talks ... See full summary »

Director: Zoltán Fábri
Stars: Zoltán Latinovits, Imre Sinkovits, Márta Fónay
Love (1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The wife of a political prisoner tends to her mother-in-law and keeps from the old woman the truth about her son, whom she believes is in New York making a film.

Director: Károly Makk
Stars: Lili Darvas, Mari Töröcsik, Iván Darvas
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

PFC Molnár decides his WWII services are over, and with serious money hidden in his hand grenades, he heads to an abandoned mansion where he encounters not only the sour butler but a bunch ... See full summary »

Director: Márton Keleti
Stars: Tamás Major, Imre Sinkovits, Iván Darvas
The Witness (1969)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Banned for over a decade for its outspoken criticism of the post-WWII communist regime in Hungary, Péter Bacsó's 'The Witness' has since then achieved unparalleled cult status in its native... See full summary »

Director: Péter Bacsó
Stars: Ferenc Kállai, Lajos Öze, Béla Both
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

This story has a horse-race fan main character who sells clothes-hangers On one trip, a young, teenager boy relative goes with him. They have a lot of adventures as they become friends. ... See full summary »

Director: Róbert Koltai
Stars: Róbert Koltai, Mihály Szabados, Gábor Máté
Mephisto (1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany. As his associates and ... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó
Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Krystyna Janda, Ildikó Bánsági
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In Hungary in the 1960s, a single mother must raise her children by herself.

Director: Péter Gothár
Stars: Anikó Iván, István Znamenák, Péter Gálfy
The Round-Up (1966)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In Hungary, the national movement led by Kossuth has been crushed and the Austrian hegemony re-established, but partisans carry on with violent actions. In order to root out the guerilla, ... See full summary »

Director: Miklós Jancsó
Stars: János Görbe, Zoltán Latinovits, Tibor Molnár
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

On Hitler's birthday, the Germans decide to organize a soccer match between prisoners of war and Germans. They assign the task of organizing the team to a well known Olympics football ... See full summary »

Director: Zoltán Fábri
Stars: Imre Sinkovits, Dezsö Garas, József Szendrõ
Húsz óra (1965)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Mail author for translation. A riporter csak húsz órát tölt a faluban. Beszélgetései so- rán kibontakozik húsz év története. Megismerkedik "elnök Jóska" életútjával, akit gyermekkori ... See full summary »

Director: Zoltán Fábri
Stars: Antal Páger, János Görbe, Emil Keres
Utószezon (1967)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Zoltán Fábri
Stars: Antal Páger, Noémi Apor, Lajos Básti
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hédi Temessy ...
Róza, Jób felesége
Ferenc Zenthe ...
Jób
Gábor Fehér ...
Lackó
Heinrich Starhemberg ...
Rabbi (as Henry Gregor)
István Verebes ...
Rabbi (voice)
Léticia Cano ...
Ilka
Nóra Görbe ...
Ilka (voice)
Péter Rudolf ...
Jani
László Gálffi ...
Cirkuszos
Ferenc Bencze ...
Günther
András Ambrus ...
Ügyvéd
Iván Angelusz
Péter Blaskó ...
Fiatal szomszéd
Laura Bökönyi
Léda Forgó ...
Lackó játszótársa
Edit

Storyline

Hungary, 1943. An elderly Jewish couple, Job and Roza, adopt an unruly non-Jewish child to whom they intend to pass on their wealth and knowledge before Nazi oppression engulfs Hungary. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 December 1983 (Hungary)  »

Also Known As:

Hiobs Revolte  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The story is based on the life experience of the director,as the little boy See more »

Connections

Features A Megfagyott gyermek (1921) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Irrepressibly wonderful little boy, poignant ending.
25 November 2006 | by (Boston, Ma, United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in the early '80s. The Public Broadcasting System thought it worthy of airing in the Boston area. A truly remarkable and irrepressible little boy is adopted by an old Jewish couple. (I read that the director of the movie interviewed over 1000 children to find the little actor in this story.) The movie is filmed in Hungary just before the Nazi invasion. The country village is colorful and charming. Yet one knows what is coming. The ominous foreboding is off set by the wonder of the relationships. He collects frogs in a bucket and accidentally lets the out in the kitchen. Then the fun of catching them. The couple teach this little gentile their rich Jewish traditions. And then the inevitable... As a gentile, I found the Jewish life -wonderful. And because of it, have become hooked on Jewish film festivals. I love this film and want to see it again!


17 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How to View? gtsstl
Discuss Jób lázadása (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?