Film about a child's perception of an adult world. Story centers on a police marksman who is assigned to protect a Russian chess grand master who does not know about his protection. Then ... See full summary »

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Film about a child's perception of an adult world. Story centers on a police marksman who is assigned to protect a Russian chess grand master who does not know about his protection. Then the policeman meets the chess master's wife and there's an attraction between them. The child's perception is that of the chess master's daughter. Thriller and fantasy elements included and a parallel story set in medieval times.

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From Der Freischutz by Carl Maria von Weber
Performed by The MAV Symphonic Orchestra
Conducted by Geza Oberfrank
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Magic.
17 April 1999 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Wow, what a film. Enyedi is a masterful director and the blend of fantasy, myth, magic, and spy-oriented suspense in this film is wonderful. Dialogue, acting, story, action, it's all here; wrapped in a mystical package that will keep your eyes dazzled and your mind buzzing even after the end. Anyone who sees this film will get caught up in it. Luckily, it was made in English, so it's a great chance for anti-subtitle viewers to experience Enyedi and perhaps get interested in Hungarian films. Highly recommended.


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