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My Twentieth Century (1989)

Az én XX. századom (original title)
Separated identical twins ride an Orient Express unaware of each other: a feminist anarchist and a hedonistic courtesan, living under the powder-keg Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Separate ... See full summary »

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Dóra / Lili / Anya (as Dorotha Segda)
Oleg Yankovskiy ...
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Paulus Manker ...
Weininger Ottó
Péter Andorai ...
Gábor Máté ...
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Gyula Kéry ...
ékszerész (as Kéri Gyula)
Andrej Schwartz ...
Segéd
Sándor Téri ...
Huszár (as Téry Sándor)
Sándor Czvetkó ...
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Endre Koronczi ...
Lift boy
Ágnes Kovács ...
Iker
Eszter Kovács ...
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Separated identical twins ride an Orient Express unaware of each other: a feminist anarchist and a hedonistic courtesan, living under the powder-keg Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Separate families adopted the impoverished orphans. At the dawn of the 20th Century the double-blind experiment hits crescendo for Dora & Lili, born the evening Edison unveiled his incandescent bulb. In 1900, technology was accelerating, could women's rights and national self-determination keep pace? Written by David Stevens

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13 January 1990 (Japan)  »

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$682,016 (USA)
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Voted as one of the "12 Best Hungarian Films" ("New Budapest 12") by Hungarian filmmakers and critics in 2000. See more »

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

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Beautiful
23 February 1999 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

I normally have a problem with contemporary films shot in black in white, but this one was too good for my misgivings. It's the story of twin girls who are separated early in life and go in separate directions (one as a seductress, one as an anarchist) towards each other as the world marches into the 20th century.


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