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Cat's Play (1974)

Macskajáték (original title)
The story of two elderly sisters who exchange letters, and through brief flashbacks we see glimpses of their younger years.

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Károly Makk
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Margit Dajka Margit Dajka ... Orbánné, Erzsi (as Dayka Margit)
Ildikó Piros Ildikó Piros ... Orbánné lánykorában
Elma Bulla Elma Bulla ... Giza
Éva Dombrádi Éva Dombrádi ... Giza lánykorában
Mari Töröcsik ... Maid
Margit Makay Margit Makay ... Paula
Samu Balázs Samu Balázs ... Csermlényi Viktor
Gyöngyi Bürös Gyöngyi Bürös ... Ilus, Orbánné lánya
Attila Tyll Attila Tyll ... Józsi, Ilus férje
Sári Kürthy Sári Kürthy ... Viktor anyja
Tibor Szilágyi Tibor Szilágyi ... Iskolaigazgató
Erzsi Orsolya Erzsi Orsolya ... Házmesterné
Georgette Mertzhradt Georgette Mertzhradt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernõ Bajor Nagy Ernõ Bajor Nagy
Dániel Bethlen Dániel Bethlen
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The story of two elderly sisters who exchange letters, and through brief flashbacks we see glimpses of their younger years.

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Drama | Music

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Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

14 July 1975 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Cat's Play See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Mária Mezei was set to play Giza, but dropped out one day before filming. Elma Bulla, who originated the role on stage, was a last minute replacement. See more »

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Lonely women looking back on a golden past
21 May 2018 | by pscamp01See all my reviews

Cat's Play is about two elderly sisters (really more one than the other), one of whom lives in the city and the other lives in the country. They keep in contact through letters and occasional phone calls. They were famous beauties in their youth, but now they are lonely and unappreciated by those around them. One of them goes through a crisis while the other tries to help her from a distance. The most striking thing about this movie is its unusual structure. Much of the soundtrack is excerpts from the letters which are often read aloud by both of the sisters at once. Also, brief glimpses of their past continually flash into view. This can make for disconcerting viewing at first but once you get used to it it serves the story well.


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