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The Boys of Paul Street (1968)

A Pál utcai fiúk (original title)
G | | Drama | 23 June 2015 (USA)
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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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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Hungary | USA

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

23 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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The Boys from Paul Street See more »

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Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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hard to believe this isn't released on DVD
10 January 2006 | by suicideaSee all my reviews

When you look at all the junk that comes to DVD stores every month, it's hard to believe that this movie is still lost. Or maybe it makes perfect sense, considering contemporary producers' and distributors' idea of "good cinema." No spoilers. Simply put, this is one of the best handful of movies you'll ever see. And I say that very rarely.

I was 9 or 10 when I first saw it, ironically right on the day I received the book as a gift. There's not a single flaw, not the least bit of detail that can be improved. Very catching story and telling, and although you will definitely need a box of Kleenex for the ending, the movie is much more than that. It's one of those movies that will move your heart when you remember, even years later.

I must also add that the adaptation is superb. Rarely before (or never?) has a movie caught the spirit of the book so well, so intensely. Definitely a 10 out of 10, if art can be judged that way.


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