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The Notebook (2013)

A nagy füzet (original title)
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Twin siblings enduring the harshness of WWII in a village on the Hungarian border hedge their survival on studying and learning from the evil surrounding them.

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László Gyémánt ...
András Gyémánt ...
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Gyöngyvér Bognár ...
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Officer's Friend
Péter Andorai ...
Deacon
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Maid (as Diána Kiss)
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Harelip
Enikö Börcsök ...
Harelip's Mother
János Derzsi ...
Shoemaker
Lajos Kovács ...
Policeman
András Réthelyi ...
Orderly
Kristian Howard ...
Soldier (as Krisztián Kovács)
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Twin siblings enduring the harshness of WWII in a village on the Hungarian border hedge their survival on studying and learning from the evil surrounding them.

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In Hungary during World War II to survive is everything.

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Drama | War

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Rated R for disturbing violent and sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »
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19 September 2013 (Hungary)  »

Also Known As:

Le grand cahier  »

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Budget:

HUF 953,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,193 (USA) (29 August 2014)

Gross:

$65,270 (USA) (7 November 2014)
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Official submission of Hungary for the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 86th Academy Awards in 2014. The film made the shortlist of the last 9 films, but was not nominated. See more »

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cold-hearted fable
3 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

It's 1944. Twin boys live comfortable city lives. Their parents are worried about the impending Nazi defeat and upheaval. Their mother brings them to live with their bitter grandmother. They don't even know her who has been living alone in the Hungarian rural home estranged from her daughter. She's angry and beats on the boys. Local girl Harelip steals from them but she turns the table on the boys and they're the ones getting beaten. Nazis have a camp nearby. After constant beatings, the boys decide to toughen up and learn from the evil surrounding them.

It's a disturbing violent world being portrayed. The twins are not necessarily good actors. They don't get much sympathy. The grandmother is fascinating in her ugliness. It's a cold-hearted fable without anybody to root for.


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