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Adoption (1975)

Örökbefogadás (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 25 September 1975 (Hungary)
Single factory worker Kata, 43, wants to have a child with her long-time secret lover, a married man called Joska. He doesn't like the idea. Kata befriends teenage schoolgirl Anna, ... See full summary »

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Márta Mészáros
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katalin Berek Katalin Berek ... Csentesné - Kata (as Berek Kati)
Gyöngyvér Vigh Gyöngyvér Vigh ... Bálint Anna
Péter Fried Péter Fried ... Sanyi
László Szabó ... Jóska
István Szõke István Szõke
Flóra Kádár Flóra Kádár ... Erzsi, Jóska felesége
János Boros János Boros ... Anna apja (as Boross János)
Erzsi Varga Erzsi Varga ... Anna anyja
István Kaszás István Kaszás ... Intézetigazgató
Anikó Kiss Anikó Kiss
Zsófi Mészáros Zsófi Mészáros
Judit Felvidéki Judit Felvidéki
Irén Rácz Irén Rácz
Erika Jozsi Erika Jozsi ... (as Józsa Erika)
András Szigeti András Szigeti
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Single factory worker Kata, 43, wants to have a child with her long-time secret lover, a married man called Joska. He doesn't like the idea. Kata befriends teenage schoolgirl Anna, abandoned by her parents at the age of six. Anna runs away from the local children's home and moves in with Kata so that she can keep on seeing her boyfriend Sanyi. Kata goes to see Anna's parents and persuades them to give the young lovers their permission to marry. Through Anna, Kata becomes interested in neglected children and decides to adopt a baby from the children's home. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

25 September 1975 (Hungary) See more »

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Adoption See more »

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Hungary

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A work of austere brilliance by the most prolific woman filmmaker of all time.
27 September 2000 | by vincentwSee all my reviews

As austere as any Bresson, this film shows Meszaros' brilliance as a filmmaker. The story is simple, the acting understated and powerful, the black and white photography masterful, the atmosphere strained and grey. Without once mentioning politics, it could not be a more powerful indictment of Communist society.

It is, a sad comment on the state of film distribution in this day and age that the works of Meszaros, the most prolific woman filmmaker of all time, should be so little available. Come on, Amazon, get with it!


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