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Rokonok (2006)

Young honest public official is sworn in after his predecessor had to leave due to a corruption scandal. Soon, the young idealist discovers just how far-reaching the corruption is in his town and how easy it is to become corrupt yourself.

Director:

István Szabó

Writers:

Zsigmond Móricz (novel), István Szabó (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sándor Csányi Sándor Csányi ... Kopjáss István
Ildikó Tóth Ildikó Tóth ... Szentkálnay Lina
Károly Eperjes ... Kardics Soma
Erika Marozsán ... Szentkálnay Magdaléna
Oleg Tabakov ... Polgármester
Tibor Szilágyi Tibor Szilágyi ... Polgármester (voice)
Ferenc Kállai Ferenc Kállai ... Berci bácsi
Piroska Molnár ... Kati néni
József Madaras József Madaras ... Koldus
Csaba Pindroch Csaba Pindroch ... Keék Imri
Eliza Sodró Eliza Sodró ... Julis
Jirí Menzel ... Bankigazgató-helyettes
István Szabó ... Bankigazgató-helyettes (voice)
Zsolt László Zsolt László ... Martiny Laci
Dénes Ujlaky Dénes Ujlaky ... Alprefektus (as Újlaki Dénes)
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Storyline

Young honest public official is sworn in after his predecessor had to leave due to a corruption scandal. Soon, the young idealist discovers just how far-reaching the corruption is in his town and how easy it is to become corrupt yourself.

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Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

9 February 2006 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Krewni See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Budget:

HUF 390,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jirí Menzel's Hungarian dubbing voice was István Szabó, the director of the movie. See more »

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Version of Rokonok (1954) See more »

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A Very Good Film
27 December 2007 | by paul-hellyerSee all my reviews

Yes, this is a very good film. With Istvan Szabo directing and Lajos Koltai behind the camera you wouldn't expect anything less. The production values are very high and the film "looks" magnificent. While based on a novel of the 1920s, I reckon Szabo choose to make a film of this classic Hungarian work because it speaks to modern day Hungary. The issue of corruption remains a corrosive aspect of modern day Hungary. Perhaps because of this, this film is directed at Hungarian audiences and so rates comparatively low in IMDb ratings. Perhaps so, but this film is well acted, brilliantly directed, superbly photographed and well worth watching.


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