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An American Rhapsody (2001)

PG-13 | | Drama | 28 February 2002 (Hungary)
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

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Margit
Raffaella Bánsági ...
Suzanne - Infant
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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)
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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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Drama

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 USA:

$40,200, 12 August 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$850,023, 7 April 2002
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1.85 : 1
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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

The map of Budapest Zsuzsi is checking out on the banks of the Danube (after walking across the Chain Bridge) is a late 1990s edition one. See more »

Crazy Credits

Film has the following dedication before the credits: For my Mother and Father See more »

Soundtracks

Sino Moi
Traditional
Arranged by Nikola Parov / Márta Sebestyén
Performed by Márta Sebestyén
Courtesy of Hannibal Records, a Rycodisc label
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An all-around good movie
17 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Anyone that is not moved after watching this movie might be related to the Grinch, having a heart that is 4 times too small to feel. Of all the crap that spews out of hollywood, we should be glad that they still make movies like this one. The acting was believable, and the story amazing. I can watch this movie over and over and not get sick of it. If you have not seen it, or thought it was a dud, watch it again with new eyes.


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