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.
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
American Rhapsody was the 1998 grand prize winner of the Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Competition. See more »
When George visits Zsuzsi on her birthday, bringing her the doll, as he drives his car in, the number plates can be seen briefly. They are the new type of plates used in Hungary from the early 90s to 2003. Besides, it begins with OT, a special plate for old timer cars (hence OT). See more »
Film has the following dedication before the credits: For my Mother and Father See more »
I'm Just a Lucky So and So
Music by Duke Ellington
Lyrics by Mack David
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises & Paramount Music Corp. (ASCAP) & Universal-Polygram Int'l Publishing,
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The film was entertaining and touching, but what I liked most about it was its faithful recreation of the 1950s. Having grown up in that period, I don't think I've ever seen such a faithful recreation of that era on screen. I kept looking at the screen and sayin, "Oh my God, I remember that."
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