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A legényanya (1989)

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In the small village of Rátót, every male is called Béla. When a woman gives birth to her child, she names him Józsi... Almost 2 decades later, Józsi becomes pregnant...



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ferenc Kállai ...
Béla, a tanácselnök
Károly Eperjes ...
Judit Pogány ...
Rozi, Józsi anyja
Dezsö Garas ...
Béla, Józsi apja
Ervin Kibédi ...
Béla, az igazgató
József Horváth ...
Béla, a pap
Enikö Eszenyi ...
Péter Andorai ...
Béla, az orvos
Ádám Szirtes ...
Öreg paraszt
András Fekete ...
Béla, a téeszelnök
Béla, a rendõr
Ferenc Paláncz
Ervin Szabó
István Szilágyi ...
Béla, the Pharmacist
János Bata ...


In the small village of Rátót, every male is called Béla. When a woman gives birth to her child, she names him Józsi... Almost 2 decades later, Józsi becomes pregnant...

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pregnant man | absurdism







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3 August 1989 (Hungary)  »

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1.37 : 1
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In Eldorádó (1988) Judit Pogány plays the wife of Károly Eperjes and Enikö Eszenyi plays his daughter. In this film Pogány plays Eperjes' mother and Eszenyi plays his love. See more »


Béla, Józsi's dad: Why did you do this to me, Rozi?
Rozi, Józsi's mom: In a small family like ours, one fool is more than enough...
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Excellent political satire
5 February 2004 | by (Budapest, Hungary) – See all my reviews

This piece is the first and only movie directed by Dezsõ Garas. He is a well known and respected actor in Hungary, which makes this movie a worth-to-watch picture. It was made at the very end of the communist era - it was unimaginable to make such movie before these times because of political censorship.

The basic idea is based on the obvious contradicts of the communist system, in my opinion the plot was a bit boring but full of excellent ideas, and a lot of fun - you can taste the original hungarian harsh sarcasm.

The directing is mediocre (though you should expect a lot of experimentaland well set sequence), but the acting is wonderful, especially the main role, József played by Károly Eperjes, and Judit Pogány as her mother. However, my favorite in this movie is is Ferenc Kállai, the political leader of the litt le village where the movie takes place, Rátót, where every man is called "Béla", except the main character, the lad mother. If you have never lived under communism, you might miss the point of this picture, but it can still be enjoyable for you, beside the hungarian masterpiece of this genre, A Tanú (The Witness), made by Péter Bacsó. 8/10

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