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In Budapest, the aspirant writer Adam Ellis from New York lives with the also American Lisa Warrington in an apartment that belongs to her chief József Kovács that Lisa worships. Kovács is ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
László Borbély ...
John
Antal Cserna ...
Anita Deutsch ...
Bara
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Márta Kiss
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Jo
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Justine (as Kati Gáti)
Zoltán Gera ...
Concierge
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Lisa Warrington
Ibolya Kotilla ...
Katalin
Ági Margitai ...
Éva (as Ági Margittai)
Kati Marton ...
Hedvid
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Tamás Puskás ...
Guy
Philip Quast ...
Bradley
Erika Sajgál ...
Klára
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In Budapest, the aspirant writer Adam Ellis from New York lives with the also American Lisa Warrington in an apartment that belongs to her chief József Kovács that Lisa worships. Kovács is a former communist and presently an entrepreneur hated by his compatriots. One day, a blonde is chased by two men in the subway and then on the streets; however she cuts the throat of one of them with a straight razor in a corridor in a building. Then she breaks in Adam's apartment to flee from the other man. She tries to seduce Adam and then she tells a strange story about her husband, her little daughter and Kovacs. Adam decides to help her but is the woman telling the truth? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Chased by secrets. Haunted by lies.

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Rated R for strong sexual content, violence and language | See all certifications »
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A film that grips from start to finish
16 September 2001 | by (Lincolnshire, England) – See all my reviews

This film was way above average, and is - in my opinion - greatly underestimated. The opening sequence is exciting and gripping, and the story moves at a fast pace as the plot twists and turns towards an intriguing finish. Most of the performances were very good. Helene de Fourgerolles is new to me, but she was excellent, and it was impossible to tell whether she or the ever-reliable Jurgen Prochnow were telling the truth. My only quibble was that Craig Sheffer never convinced, neither his fear of nor his his fascination for the lovely Marta came across properly, and this was a pity. Try and see it, the rest of the cast more than make up for him.


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