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The Revolt of Job (1983)

Jób lázadása (original title)
An elderly Jewish couple, adopt an unruly non-Jewish child to whom they intend to pass on their wealth and knowledge before Nazi oppression engulfs Hungary.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hédi Temessy ... Róza, Jób felesége
Ferenc Zenthe Ferenc Zenthe ... Jób
Gábor Fehér Gábor Fehér ... Lackó
Heinrich Starhemberg ... Rabbi (as Henry Gregor)
István Verebes István Verebes ... Rabbi (voice)
Léticia Cano Léticia Cano ... Ilka
Nóra Görbe Nóra Görbe ... Ilka (voice)
Péter Rudolf Péter Rudolf ... Jani
László Gálffi ... Cirkuszos
Ferenc Bencze ... Günther
András Ambrus András Ambrus ... Ügyvéd
Iván Angelusz Iván Angelusz
Péter Blaskó Péter Blaskó ... Fiatal szomszéd
Laura Bökönyi Laura Bökönyi
Léda Forgó Léda Forgó ... Lackó játszótársa


Hungary, 1943. An elderly Jewish couple, Job and Roza, adopt an unruly non-Jewish child to whom they intend to pass on their wealth and knowledge before Nazi oppression engulfs Hungary. Written by Anonymous

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The story is based on the life experience of the director as a little boy. See more »


Edited into In memoriam Gyöngyössy Imre (1997) See more »

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After seeing this, I'm "Hungary" for more Hungarian movies
5 June 2005 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

"The Revolt of Job" tells the story of a childless Jewish couple in WWII-era Hungary who adopt a Hungarian boy. They raise him with their values and traditions. Unfortunately, the Nazis eventually come and round up all Jewish families in the village. The final scene shows the boy watching as his parents are hauled away like cattle.

I don't know whether or not Hitler's Third Reich was the most evil act in history; there have been numerous genocides throughout the centuries. Maybe the Third Reich is different to the extent that Europe, at least, has had such a hard time getting over it. Some of the greatest movies ("The Great Dictator" and "Schindler's List", for example) have dealt with the Third Reich. "The Revolt of Job" certainly belongs in that number. After watching this movie, you will never be able to forget what people went through in Hungary. It is truly a masterpiece.

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1 December 1983 (Hungary) See more »

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