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A nagy füzet (2013)

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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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Gyöngyvér Bognár ...
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Péter Andorai ...
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Nyúlszáj (as Tóth Orsi)
Enikö Börcsök ...
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Lajos Kovács ...
Rendõr
András Réthelyi ...
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Krisztián Kovács ...
Katona (as Kovács Krisztián)
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The Nazis have invaded Hungary and war is raging in the main cities. To avoid it, a woman leaves her thirteen-year-old twin boys at their grandmother's place in the countryside. The children don't know their grandmother, a dirty, miserly, and mean old woman who barely allows them inside the house. Left to their own devices, the two children learn to cope with hunger, the cold, and the everyday cruelty in a devastated country. To protect themselves, the twins reject all moral codes and values and instead take their lessons from the evil around them in order to try to survive. The siblings studiously note, as objectively as possible, their discoveries and their burgeoning knowledge in a notebook. Written by AnonymousB

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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)  »

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Le grand cahier  »

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HUF 953,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

HUF 2,890,710 (Hungary), 22 September 2013, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,193, 29 August 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$65,270, 7 November 2014
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The movie is dedicated to the memory of the Hungarian writer Agota Kristof (1935-2011), from the novel of whom the story of the film is taken. See more »

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Twins with Natural Evil
31 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

Can a dysfunctional mind survive to a war? maybe for this kind of thought human does a better adaptation to a disgraceful system. The Twins here push it out his coldness showing a "natural" behavior through the movie, this is a basic instinct? war shape you to get insane. His grandmother increased that behavior, without bound and walking in an edge of life. The twins might make crazy things just for his interpretation of justice, meanwhile his book is filled with language in an innocent voice.

WWII shattered the Europeans feelings. When Humans try to reach a goal many time doesn't look sides.

The Notebook is a Hungarian film, full of criticism and allegorical situations. No neglecting to forget their effort to not take part, just a brushwork of history. Centered in twins, you can understand the miserable life in those days.


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