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Video Blues (1992)

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Mail for translation. A film egy klasszikus mitosz feldolgozasa, s egyben meditacio a film es a video viszonyarol, a kiszolgaltatottsagrol, a megszallottsag emberi ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Lajos Ottó Horváth ...
Attila Epres ...
Judit Danyi ...
Myriam Mézières ...
Eszter Szakács ...
Andris Hadnagy ...
Pál Hetényi ...
Jean-Claude Minot ...
Jacques Delcos ...
Kader Lejri ...
Bob Kaba ...


Mail for translation. A film egy klasszikus mitosz feldolgozasa, s egyben meditacio a film es a video viszonyarol, a kiszolgaltatottsagrol, a megszallottsag emberi kudarcairol, valosag es fikcio osszeteveszthetosegerol. Gabor, aki jelenleg Parizsban el, hetevi hallgatas utan egy videokazettan eletjelt ad magarol testverenek, Janosnak, aki csaladjaval Budapesten el. Egy kamerat kuld neki ajandekba, s ettol kezdve video-leveleznek egymassal, ami lassan felboritja addigi eletuket. A levelekbol es a regi amatorfilmekbol szinte krimiszeru izgalmassaggal bomlik ki multjuk, jelenuk, emberi kapcsolataik. Written by Steve Varadi <>

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Beautiful and ambiguous
29 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Video Blues tells the story of a woman, Judit, torn between two brothers. She is married to the stolid and rather dull Janos, with whom she has a young son, Adam. Gabor, Janos's brother, is a reckless playboy who has been traveling the world. One day he sends them a video letter, with snippets of his travels - it is the first his family has heard from him for seven years. On closer inspection of the tape, Janos notices a momentary glitch - a shot of his own backyard in the intervening years. What ensues is a thriller of rising tensions: what has Judit been up to? has she secretly been seeing Gabor behind Janos's back? whose child is Adam really? Sopsits masterfully ratchets up the mood in this sadly overlooked film. At the philosophical heart of Video Blues lies the nature of memory, as each brother attempts to rewrite (or is that rerecord?) both the past and present of their relationships with Judit, their family, and each other.

The complaints that many viewers have about European or art-house film do not apply to Video Blues. This film has plenty of deep ideas, but it frames them within an emotionally haunting thriller. The acting is great, the story engaging, and it will leave the viewer, as voyeur, feeling strangely disturbed by the power of the camera.

I should also mention that Judit Danyi is radiantly beautiful in this film - it is not hard to see why both brothers pursue her.

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