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The Boys of Paul Street (1968)

A Pál utcai fiúk (original title)
In Budapest, two rival gangs of young boys lay claim to a vacant lot. The hostilities escalate yet never quite boil over into actual violence. Just when things do get out of hand, however, ... See full summary »

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Zoltán Fábri
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mari Töröcsik ... Nemecsek anyja
Sándor Pécsi Sándor Pécsi ... Rácz tanár úr
László Kozák László Kozák ... Janó
Anthony Kemp Anthony Kemp ... Nemecsek Ernõ
William Burleigh William Burleigh ... Boka
John Moulder-Brown ... Geréb
Robert Efford Robert Efford ... Csónakos
Mark Colleano ... Csele
Gary O'Brien Gary O'Brien ... Weisz
Martin Beaumont Martin Beaumont ... Kolnay
Paul Bartleft Paul Bartleft ... Barabás
Earl Younger Earl Younger ... Leszik
György Vizi György Vizi ... Richter
Julien Holdaway Julien Holdaway ... Áts, Feri
Péter Delmár Péter Delmár ... Idõsebb pásztor
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In Budapest, two rival gangs of young boys lay claim to a vacant lot. The hostilities escalate yet never quite boil over into actual violence. Just when things do get out of hand, however, the problem is "solved" by the city government, which takes over the lot for future development. Written by Ed Cresdee

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The most extraordinary battle ever fought by the bravest army that ever had to be home for dinner. See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

Hungary | USA

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

23 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Boys from Paul Street See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Groskopf,MAFILM Stúdió 1 See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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An Absolute Masterpiece

Remember when you were a child and you and your friends engaged in a mock war? Remember how, just like real war, it seemed to get out of hand all too quickly? Well, that's what happens to the pre-adolescent and early-adolescent boys in this modern Hungarian classic, one of the best movies you (probably) never heard of. I don't want to say much more about the plot, but the ending will tear your heart out. I can hardly imagine a more profoundly antiwar statement. Masterfully written, directed and acted by all involved. This film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, and quite possibly deserved to win. Should be available on video but apparently isn't; if it were not for late-night TV, how would we ever get to see jewels like this in the USA?


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