It is not a bad film as a film, but most - I must repeat, the most - of the film deals with events and characters that are not in the book and were added to the script by some mediocre Italian writers who know nothing about Hungary, where the story takes place. Some of dialogue seem to be simply cut and pasted from a brasil soap opera.
Why ? What is it good for ? Ferenc Molnar's classic novel is a masterpiece on its own. Why to ruin it?
To say something positive, the child actors and the cinematography was good and it was nice to see Virna Lisi again.
The novel has already been adapted to film back in 1968. That film is a lot better than this remake.
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