On the surface it is an idyll. He lives a happily married life with Judit, a teacher and their eight-year old son, Dani. His best friend, Zoli is also his business partner and between the two of them they own four flourishing bakeries in Budapest. An enviable setting. But in the background a time bomb is ticking away. For years Andris has been living a passionate and blessed second life. The scene is Poland. Pretending to be making business trips, he has been spending half the year in Cracow, with Bea. She is a beautiful young woman and a church-painter. In this life Andris paints Creation in the chapel near the city. He is sensitive and gifted in what he does. In Pest he is a talented businessman, in Cracow an excellent artist. It is as if there were two people in him. What's more: he is satisfied with both lives. And since he is also an excellent conspirator, until this early morning he has never had to make a choice. But now Bea is pregnant, and would like to marry him. On this ... Written by
Maybe the story line is supposed to be that every man wants a fantasy life away from his wife? Or maybe the cities are supposed to be 'characters' in the story like in "Crime and Punishment?" If so, the cities are not given enough time or development IMHO.
Unfortunately if it's just cheating on the wife, that story has been done over and over so many times it's boring from the start no matter HOW you slice it!! A loser who tries to have 2 women & fool both of them! People make POOR choices & expect us to feel sorry for them? NOT!! Even though Poland is a 'catholic' country, most Polish women I met were taking the pill. So why did his girlfriend get knocked up? Just careless or stupid--then go over the border & get her an abortion? Then he can carry on his fantasy life with both if that's his choice!
I only got the movie because Budapest & Krakow are my favorite cities in the world!! Butin the end, the cities & their beautiful scenery are about the only redeeming feature!! BOTH cities are places you should visit!
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