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Father (1966)

Apa (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 4 October 1967 (USA)
A boy in Budapest lost his father in 1945, when he was the age of six. He does not remember much of the father but fantasize that he performed various heroic feats.

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István Szabó

Writer:

István Szabó
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
András Bálint András Bálint ... Takó Bence
Miklós Gábor ... Apa
Dániel Erdély Dániel Erdély ... Tako as a child
Kati Sólyom Kati Sólyom ... Anni
Klári Tolnay Klári Tolnay ... Anya
Zsuzsa Ráthonyi Zsuzsa Ráthonyi ... The young Anya
Ilona Petényi Ilona Petényi
Rita Békés Rita Békés
Judit Halász Judit Halász
Anna Nagy Anna Nagy
Zsuzsa Balogh Zsuzsa Balogh
Judit Zsolnai Judit Zsolnai
Teréz Nagy Teréz Nagy
Ila Lóth
Géza Pártos Géza Pártos
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A boy in Budapest lost his father in 1945, when he was the age of six. He does not remember much of the father but fantasize that he performed various heroic feats.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

4 October 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Father See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Voted as one of the "12 Best Hungarian Films 1948-1968" by Hungarian filmmakers and critics ("Budapest 12") in 1969 and then again as one of the "12 Best Hungarian Films" ("New Budapest 12") in 2000. See more »

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A man's search for his father helps him discover himself
11 June 1999 | by doogie-15See all my reviews

A good film with a nice flow. The beginning shows Hungary devastated by the war and the postwar reconstruction with its communist government. Our hero (Szabo, Istvan) is clearly determined to find out what he can about his father who died young.All he knows is that he was a doctor and perhaps he was an honoured victim of fascism. He never really finds out but his relationship with his mother, his friends and his Jewish girl friend (of course she has to be Jewish - he is the sheygetz) will make him totally independent of this need to find all about Apa or Father. The movie shows a film being made involving the Holocaust and it is a terrific sequence making the extras walk back and forth and back and forth over the bridge to get them miserable and exhausted - an original idea. This film is good and I have seen it several times without being bored.


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