MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,151 this week

Abandoned (2001)
"Torzók" (original title)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 423 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 1 critic

Áron is a happy child in his family. But at some point things take a different turn, and his mother starts to lose her health rapidly. As this happens, the man in charge decides what's best... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 132 titles
created 08 May 2013
 
list image
a list of 43 titles
created 08 Jul 2013
 
a list of 1064 titles
created 07 Sep 2013
 
a list of 4 titles
created 20 Dec 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Abandoned" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Abandoned (2001)

Abandoned (2001) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Abandoned.
12 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Killing All the Flies (TV Movie 2013)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

LEVIN REID, a 23-year old police cadet witnesses the killing of his girlfriend MARIE. Levin not only loses the love of his life but is even falsely accused of her murder. Helpless in the ... See full summary »

Director: Hanna Maria Heidrich
Stars: Heather Pache, Nicholas Chase Applegate, Alice Dwyer
10 1/2 (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Tommy, 10 years old, is well known by Social Services. He is considered a danger to society. Gilles, his guardian at this halfway house, sees potential for redemption in this kid driven by violence.

Director: Daniel Grou
Stars: Claude Legault, Robert Naylor, Eugénie Beaudry
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The relationship between a young boy and girl brought together by their love of sci-fi.

Director: Andy Dodd
Stars: James George Ford, Adam Giblin, Claire Hickman
Bastards (2006)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A "Hitlerjugend" kind of story, set in the Soviet Union during the Second World War, based on a fictitious story from the eponymous book by Vladimir Kunin. The Red Army has a gang of ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Atanesyan
Stars: Andrey Panin, Andrey Krasko, Aleksandr Golovin
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Brian and Jimmy go their separate ways after an unforgettable night. Will their hearts lead them to each other again?

Director: Justin Nicholas James
Stars: Aaron Harp, Wes Tyler, Amber Jaeger
Second Best (1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Graham Holt is a lonely middle-aged man who runs a postal substation in a small village in England. He decides to adopt a son. James is the troubled youth he gets with the assistance of ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Menges
Stars: William Hurt, Nathan Yapp, Keith Allen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A fatherless boy whose fixation on a mysterious stranger leads him blindly into a tragedy that is to mark him for life.

Director: Iván Noel
Stars: Francisco Alfonsin, Pedro Salido Saborido, Gonzalo Sánchez Salas
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two precocious boys explore their sexuality at boarding school.

Directors: Ernst Johansen, Lasse Nielsen
Stars: Anders Agensø, Peter Bjerg, Ove Sprogøe
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Lorenzo, a handsome first-year professor in an isolated Italian village, falls under the spell of his most beguiling pupil, a dark-haired, starry-eyed 12-year-old named Duilio. As Lorenzo's... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Da Campo
Stars: Lorenzo Lena, Marco Mestriner, Alba Mottura
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Morten Arnfred
Stars: Marie-Louise Coninck, Ole Ernst, Morten Hovman
A Good Boy (TV Movie 2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After his mother's death, 17-year-old Sven moves in with his dad Achim, a taxi driver, who had divorced his mother several years earlier. It is not easy for Achim to get used to an ... See full summary »

Director: Torsten C. Fischer
Stars: Klaus J. Behrendt, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Gabriela Maria Schmeide
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Directors: Ernst Johansen, Lasse Nielsen
Stars: Martin Højmark, Ole Meyer, Jens Wagn Rasmussen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tamás Mészáros ...
Soproni Áron
Szabolcs Csizmadia ...
Heltai Attila
Attila Zsilák ...
Máté
Péter Müller ...
Seprõdi
Imre Thúri ...
Csontos
Krisztián Tóth ...
Hajós
Zoltán Nádházi ...
Váradi
Pál Mácsai ...
Csapó
László Gálffi ...
Nyitrai
Dóra Létay ...
Marika
Tamás Fodor ...
Igazgató
Sándor Gáspár ...
Apa
Krisztina Somogyi ...
Anya
...
Józsi bá
László Szabó ...
Rendõr
Edit

Storyline

Áron is a happy child in his family. But at some point things take a different turn, and his mother starts to lose her health rapidly. As this happens, the man in charge decides what's best for Áron without consulting the young boy's opinion, and the boy finds himself thrown out of his warm home into an orphanage in the woods. He's utterly displeased by what's happening, without knowing he has yet to face much worse. After a hard time getting over the harrassment of his classmates and being accepted as one of them, another obstacle on the way to his peace of mind faces him: His obnoxious teachers. He has no intention of being bad, but it's beyond his ability to blend into the revolting place he's in. The nasty treatment of the teaching crew gets the better of him, and he's not all that calm and passive anymore. But that leads into unpleasant events which Áron himself wouldn't want. Written by Exiled Archangel®

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 October 2001 (Hungary)  »

Also Known As:

Abandoned  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Allegorical, in case you haven't recognized
23 January 2007 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

We have all (or at least I have) seen tons of stories about kids growing up in an orphanage, without the loving care of parents. You can watch this film as if it were another one of these stories. But it isn't.

Though I suspect at least part of the story is autobiographical, Arpad Sopsits manages to turn it into an allegory of dictatorship. Though the boys are completely cut off from the outside world (they do not communicate with anyone from there), the atmosphere pretty much models the general feeling in Hungary after the cruel suppression of the 1956 revolution. Religion is severely punished, humiliation takes place every day, children are made to spy on one another. Nyitrai, the only humane teacher, is known to have been in prison after the revolution, and now finds escape in astronomy and music. The head of the institution is himself scared stiff of the State which might find out if he gets too lenient. When a sadistic teacher is criticized for his methods, he replies: "I'm cruel to them because the world is cruel, too. I'm just preparing them for what to expect outside." The possibility of an idealized, innocent childhood is lost for these children.

My parents grew up at the same time as the film takes place. They never encountered such cruelty; nevertheless, I think the film is entirely realistic. Some comments say they can't really identify with this story as it takes place in a very different country. But think it over: does it? I think any dictatorship, big or small, operates the same way. And it is usually invisible to people not directly affected by it.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
is aron gay? billybutts
Discuss Abandoned (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?