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An American Rhapsody (2001)

PG-13 | | Drama | 28 February 2002 (Hungary)
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A young Hungarian girl struggles to find her place in the world when she's reunited with her parents in the USA years after she was left behind during their flight from the communist country in the 1950s.

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(as Éva Gardos)

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(as Éva Gardos)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Suzanne - at 15
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Margit
Raffaella Bánsági ...
Suzanne - Infant
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Peter
Ágnes Bánfalvy ...
Helen (as Ági Bánfalvy)
Zoltán Seress ...
George
Klaudia Szabó ...
Maria - at 4
Zsolt Zágoni ...
Russian Soldier
András Szöke ...
Istvan
Erzsi Pásztor ...
Ilus
Carlos Laszlo ...
Boy on Train
Bori Kereszturi ...
Suzanne - at 3 (as Boru Keresztúri)
Péter Kálloy Molnár ...
AVO Officer (as Péter Kállóy Molnár)
Zsuzsa Czinkóczi ...
Teri
Balázs Galkó ...
Jeno
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Storyline

In 1950, a Hungarian couple, Peter and Margit, are forced to flee from the oppressive communist country for the USA with their eldest daughter Maria, but are forced to leave behind their infant daughter Suzanne who is raised by kindly foster couple. 6 years later, Peter and Margit arrange for the American Red Cross to bring Suzanne to their new home in Los Angeles where the perplexed youth is forced to accept her sudden change in home and country which leads to a troubled growing up. At age 15, the rebelious and unsure-of-herself Suzanne tries to come to terms with her roots and decides to travel back to Budapest, Hungary to find her true idenity. Written by Matthew Patay

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One family struggles for survival, for justice, for freedom.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violent content and thematic material | See all certifications »
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28 February 2002 (Hungary)  »

Also Known As:

Uma Rapsódia Americana  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$40,200 (USA) (10 August 2001)

Gross:

$850,023 (USA) (5 April 2002)
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Trivia

The movie is based on the true life story of writer and director of the film, Éva Gárdos. See more »

Goofs

When the 'Orient Express' with Zsuzsi arrives in Budapest, we see a sign on the train car indicating that 'Wienna' is among the intermediate stops of the train. The Austrian city of Vienna is called 'Wien' in German (or Vienne in French or Bécs in Hungarian). It's not called Wienna in any language. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the film is a black and white picture of Éva Gárdos with her parents circa 1955. See more »

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News Fanfare
(1970)
Composed & Conducted by Herman Beeftink, BMI
Courtesy of Weaseldog Music, BMI
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This is a story of love
14 April 2005 | by (Yokohama, Japan) – See all my reviews

This is a story of love, under the background of the cold war. When Suzanne reached adolescent age, she was in crisis of her identity, and she traveled to Hungary. During the trip she knew how much selfless love she had from the adopting parents, grand mother and particularly her own mother to whom she was defiant. Knowing that she was loved, she could overcome the crisis. I recall the days of my daughter's crisis in the same age with Suzanne. Though the film has historic locale of Hungary in the cold war, what the film portrays is something universal which has strong power to make people empathize. Scarlett Johansson acted Suzanne in her adolescent age very well. But the adopting parents were most impressive. If I loved my daughter his way she would not have a crisis.


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