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A Hungarian Fairy Tale (1987)

Hol volt, hol nem volt (original title)
Not Rated | | Fantasy | 28 December 1988 (USA)
Shot in B&W, Gyula Gazdag's film follows the surreal and often comic quests of young Andris, an orphan searching for a father who doesn't exist, and Orban, a government clerk who's had ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Dávid Vermes ...
Andris
Pál Hetényi ...
Orbán Antal (voice)
Frantisek Husák ...
Orbán Antal
Mária Varga ...
Mária, Andris's Mother
Eszter Csákányi ...
Lány
Péter Trokán ...
úttörõtanár
Szilvia Tóth ...
Tünde
Judit Pogány ...
Tünde anyja
Géza Balkay ...
Tünde mostohaapja
Gábor Reviczky ...
Tünde apja
Joli Jászai ...
öregasszony (as Jászai Jolán)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Éva Babai
Margit Balák
Jutta Bokor ...
Második hölgy in 'A varázsfuvola' (singing voice)
Csaba Csikesz
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Shot in B&W, Gyula Gazdag's film follows the surreal and often comic quests of young Andris, an orphan searching for a father who doesn't exist, and Orban, a government clerk who's had enough of oppressive bureaucracy. Written by Dawn M. Barclift

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A varázsfuvola (Die Zauberflöte)
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conducted by János Kovács
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Enchanting
9 June 2000 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Beautiful story of a young boy's search for his "father" after his mother is accidently killed. His search takes him on several adventures leading him closer and closer to his goal. The boy, David Vermes, looking for all the world like a pre-adolescent Marlon Brando,gives a lovely performance -understated and moving. The fantasy elements were delightful and I found myself smiling with joy at the end of the film. You will too!


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