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Forward! (2002)
"Elöre!" (original title)

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This is the story of a friendship from the early eighties, when it seemed that socialism is sound.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Juli Bartos
Sándor Gáspár ...
András Kerekes
Enikö Tóth ...
Judit, Kerekes' wife
Csaba Gáspár ...
Miki, Kerekes' son
Lóránt Váta ...
László Kutas
Auguszta Tóth ...
Éva, Kutas' wife
Tamás Marcsek ...
Zoli, Kutas' son
Dezsö Garas ...
Uncle Szabó, The Janitor
Gyula Bodrogi ...
Csornai, The chief of holiday camp
Frigyes Hollósi ...
Principal of the school
Zoltán Bezerédy ...
Chief police officer
Attila Egyed ...
Imre, Kerekes' driver
Béla Spindler ...
Uncle Ernõ, The technics teacher
Iván Dengyel ...
Agent I.
József Kelemen ...
Agent II.
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Zoli and Miki are best friends. They sit at the same desk and spend their time together after school. But their parents cannot stand each other. Zoli's father, one of the few to oppose the system, writes pamphlets and edits an underground paper in an effort to call attention to the hypocrisy of the communist ideology, while Miki's father is the party secretary of district, who reached a high position at a young age and he makes decisions on people's lives as he pleases. The two totally different men get into a forced contact from time to time because of their children's friendship. The only common thing is their interest in the young and pretty schoolteacher woman of their kids. Then, a school excursion changes their fate peremptorily... Written by Dániel Erdélyi

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school | 1980s | hungary

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The story of a friendship from the early eighties in Hungary, when socialism still seemed to be on firm ground and the party's power was thought to be eternal.

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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simple, elegant & charming socio-political commentary
29 November 2002 | by (chennai, india) – See all my reviews

Screened at the International Film Festival, Mumbai conducted by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Images (MAMI)

Plot Synopsis: 2 School Boys, Best friends. One's Father is a communist party secretary, the other is an anti-communist quiet rebel. What happens when they both begin to fall in love with the teacher of their troublesome kids.

Review: Forward is a cute little movie that captures the attention of its audience by keeping the spirit of the movie light-hearted despite dealing with a seemingly heavy theme.

the actors perform competently and bring warmth to the characters, but the director steals the show with excellent portrayal of seemingly mundane scenes.

The movie is pleasantly engaging, not very demanding but worth a quiet evening's watch.

A pleasant 8!


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