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Another Way (1982)

Egymásra nézve (original title)
Political and sexual repression in Hungary, just after the revolution of 1956. In 1958, the body of Eva Szalanczky, a political journalist, is discovered near the border. Her friend Livia ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... Szalánczky Éva (as Jadwiga Jankowska)
Ildikó Bánsági ... Szalánczky Éva (voice)
... Horváth Livia
Judit Hernádi ... Horváth Livia (voice)
... Erdõs elvtárs
Gyula Szabó ... Erdõs elvtárs (voice)
Péter Andorai ... Dönci Horváth - Lívia férje
... Blindics õrnagy
Judit Pogány ... Magda
Gábor Reviczky ... Fiala, újságíró
Dénes Ujlaky ... Téeszelnök (as Ujlaki Dénes)
Ferenc Bács ... Szlabonya
Éva Igó ... Pincérnõ
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anette Antal ... (as Antal Anetta)
Zoltán Benkóczy
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Political and sexual repression in Hungary, just after the revolution of 1956. In 1958, the body of Eva Szalanczky, a political journalist, is discovered near the border. Her friend Livia is in hospital with a broken neck; Livia's husband, Donci, is under arrest. In a flashback to the year before, we see what leads up to the tragedy. Eva gets a job as a writer. She meets Livia and is attracted to her. Livia feels much the same, but as a married woman, has doubts and hesitations. In their work, they (and Eva in particular) bang up against the limits of telling political truths; in private, they confront the limits of living out sexual and emotional truth. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Melancholy but honest
5 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

I first saw "Another Way" in 1982 in a small London art cinema. Set in Hungary in 1958, it conveys something of the tedium of life there and then, and in an age when lesbianism is no longer a dangerous secret, the tension of a relationship needing to be kept under wraps is brilliantly conveyed. Grazyna Szapolowska - is there a more beautiful woman anywhere is the world? - plays the woman who is apparently happily married to a Hungarian army officer, who finds herself strangely attracted to the new arrival at the office. I will say no more of the plot in case you have a chance to see this moody but magnificent film. Gabor Reviczky portrays the kind of young man to whom a bottle is the answer to all life's problems, and Josef Kroner is the editor of the magazine who may appear to be housetrained by the Communist party but is actually a rebel in his own right. Hardly a feelgood movie, but when you need a cry this is not to be ignored.


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