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The Exam (2011)
"A vizsga" (original title)

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1957, Budapest. A young defense officer's loyalty is tested by his mentor in a highly deceptive spy game.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zsolt Nagy ...
Jung András
János Kulka ...
Markó Pál
Péter Scherer ...
Kulcsár Emil
András Balogh ...
Dohány
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Gát Éva
László Széles ...
Radnai
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Bolha
Péter Haás Vander ...
Atya
Áron Dimény ...
Vígh
Gábor Hellebrandt ...
Varga
Lehel Kovács ...
Pálmai
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Csapó
Tamás Dvorák ...
Portás
Vera Pap ...
Egriné
Anita Tóth ...
Házmesterné
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1957, Budapest. A young defense officer's loyalty is tested by his mentor in a highly deceptive spy game.

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Don't trust anyone. Don't trust yourself.

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13 October 2011 (Hungary)  »

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€400,000 (estimated)
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The 'exam' in fact existed. But the methodology of the exam depicted in the film was made up by screenwriter Norbert Köbli. See more »

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Amazing movie - a must see!
10 January 2014 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

I'm always skeptical about Hungarian movies, because one in every five years meets the standards of other European films, but "A vizsga" left me amazed. The script is written by Norbert Köbli, who's known for translating Syd Field's work to Hungarian, and apparently he took Field's advices. Köbli is outstanding at creating conflicts, exposing character backstories and he's written a couple of great twists. The directing is also great, building up tension nicely, but Köbli's script is making this movie a masterpiece. Gergely Parádi's score is also worth mentioning, only the actors seem a bit unprofessional in this movie.

Foreign viewers, who are unfamiliar with the communist regimes in Central Europe, may struggle with understanding the historical background, but the film is a great portrayal of these times.

I've only given a rating of 10 maybe 10-15 times in my life to a movie, but this one is a 10. It's as good as the Oscar-winning "Das Leben der Anderen" (The Lives of Others), which revolves around a quite similar topic.


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