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Csinibaba (1997)

1962-ben, amikor Gagarin urrepult es csaknem kitort a harmadik vilaghaboru, nalunk mar jo ideje nem tortent semmi es ugy nezett ki, hogy meg vagy harminc evig nem is fog. De, hogy ... See full summary »


Péter Tímár


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Cast overview, first billed only:
János Gálvölgyi János Gálvölgyi ... Uncle Simon
Sándor Almási Sándor Almási ... Attila
Anita Tóth Anita Tóth ... Angéla
Gábor Reviczky Gábor Reviczky ... Cézár
Éva Igó Éva Igó ... Margit
Ildikó Tóth Ildikó Tóth ... Olga
Kristóf Németh Kristóf Németh ... Félix
Natália Nagy Natália Nagy ... Manci
Balázs Lázár Balázs Lázár ... Jenö
Vanda Kovács Vanda Kovács ... Etelka
Béla Fesztbaum Béla Fesztbaum ... Ede
Károly Safranek Károly Safranek ... Mr. Bajkon
Péter Andorai Péter Andorai ... Kúnó Purábl
Judit Pogány Judit Pogány ... Terike
Kati Lázár Kati Lázár ... Ernesztin


1962-ben, amikor Gagarin urrepult es csaknem kitort a harmadik vilaghaboru, nalunk mar jo ideje nem tortent semmi es ugy nezett ki, hogy meg vagy harminc evig nem is fog. De, hogy holtbiztos ne is tortenhessen, arrol Simon bacsi a szocialista rend es erkolcs felett lankadatlanul orkodo tombbizalmi gondoskodik. Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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Comedy | Musical







Release Date:

20 February 1997 (Hungary) See more »

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Dollybirds See more »

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1.85 : 1
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The band's set-up is the following: Attila - vocals, lead guitar; Félix - vocals, bass guitar; Jenõ - rhythm guitar and Ede - drums. Although during the late-night rehearsal in the bar Attila has the rhythm guitar, Félix the solo guitar and Jenõ the bass. See more »


At the beginning of the movie the date is 28 August 1962 (as said by Simon bá) and it is a Saturday as later revealed. But 28 August 1962 was a Tuesday. See more »


Cézár: Give me a double Johnny Walker, please.
Bartender: And instead of that?
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Features La Dolce Vita (1960) See more »


Élj vele boldogan
Music by Júlia Majláth
Lyrics by Katalin Fülöp
Performed by Gábor Závody
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Parody of an era
28 October 2001 | by meitschiSee all my reviews

Lovely musical parody of the communist Kádár era in Hungary. The film is full of references to the period, to its patterns of thinking, to its propaganda. (Like the rumors - spread by the communist propaganda of the 50s and early 60s - that Chesterfield cigarettes contain cocaine and coke is a psychoactive drug.) The songs are also from this period - this gives "Csinibaba" (Pretty Baby, also a song title) a nostalgic touch, but tinted with irony at the same time: now we can laugh about this era - at last! This probably explains the huge success of this film in Hungary. (The backdrop of the plot - the Ki mit tud? (Who knows/is able to do what?) talent search show - of 1962 really did take place.) I don't think this film misunderstands the era, it just doesn't take it too seriously. Instead, it uses the means of humor and irony to free us from the past.

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