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Hangyaboly (1971)

Mail to author for translation Mikor a zarda fonoknoje meghal, az utodlas kerdeseben ket partra szakad a kolostor. Virginianak lenne a legtobb eselye, akit nemcsak a fiatalok, hanem a ... See full summary »

Director:

Zoltán Fábri
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mari Töröcsik ... Virginia
Éva Vass Éva Vass ... Magdolna
Éva Pap Éva Pap ... Gregoria
Magda Kohut Magda Kohut ... Bernarda
Margit Makay ... Leona
Noémi Apor Noémi Apor ... Simonea
Márta Fónay Márta Fónay ... Kunigunda
Györgyi Andai Györgyi Andai ... Király Erzsi
Jaroslava Schallerová ... Gruber Helénke (as Jaroslava Schallerova)
Ildikó Szabó Ildikó Szabó ... Pável (as Szabó Gabriella)
István Pathó István Pathó ... Füzy
Irma Vass Irma Vass ... Márta
Hédi Temessy ... Evelina
Irma Patkós Irma Patkós ... Paulina
Piroska Molnár ... Emerencia
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Mail to author for translation Mikor a zarda fonoknoje meghal, az utodlas kerdeseben ket partra szakad a kolostor. Virginianak lenne a legtobb eselye, akit nemcsak a fiatalok, hanem a konzervativabb apacak is tamogatnak. De Virginia bizonytalan, szemelyes erzelmei is befolyasoljak egyik tarsa irant, vegul az eloallt helyzet sulya alatt osszeroppan. Written by Steve Varadi <svaradi@sprynet.com>

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Drama

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Marvellously sensitive
22 January 2008 | by karhukissaSee all my reviews

This film is probably hard to come by in other countries, but I absolutely recommend it to anyone who's interested in early lesbian movies and/or art cinema. As for the former category, I couldn't say any other movies (worldwide!) from this period (before the 1980s) that handle lesbianism so sensitively and with so much understanding. It is already a big deal to choose a lesbian nun as the positive main character - and to choose an excellent actress for this part. I like it that the film doesn't pass judgment on Virginia for having same-sex (or in fact any) desires. We're just genuinely sorry that she wastes herself on an unworthy person.

Of course, lesbianism is just a sideline to the plot, which is basically about power struggle in a cloister, the fight between reformists and conservatives. In fact, the novel on which the film is based focuses more on this, and the love story is marginal. In the film, however, the two factors intertwine much more. Virginia is brilliant as a reformist but blind as a lover, and mixing emotions with work doom her fate and that of the reforms she would like to initiate.


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Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

21 October 1971 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Ant-Hill See more »

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Mafilm See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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