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Budapest (2009)

José Costa is a Brazilian ghost writer. Returning from a ghost writers convention his airplane is rerouted to Budapest. His life is also rerouted when he meets Krista and with her help, ... See full summary »

Director:

Walter Carvalho

Writers:

Rita Buzzar (screenplay), Chico Buarque (novel) (as Chico Buarque de Hollanda)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Leonardo Medeiros ... José Costa
Gabriella Hámori ... Kriszta
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giovanna Antonelli ... Vanda
Roxy Balogh Roxy Balogh ... Shorthand-writer (as Andrea Balogh)
Nicolau Breyner Nicolau Breyner ... French Ghost Writer
András Bálint András Bálint
Ivo Canelas ... Álvaro
Antonie Kamerling ... Kaspar
Karina Kecskés Karina Kecskés
Péter Kálloy Molnár
Débora Nascimento ... Teresa
Paolla Oliveira ... Mulher amada (as Paola Oliveira)
Tamás Puskás Tamás Puskás
Ádám Rajhona Ádám Rajhona
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Storyline

José Costa is a Brazilian ghost writer. Returning from a ghost writers convention his airplane is rerouted to Budapest. His life is also rerouted when he meets Krista and with her help, learns "the only language in the world which, according to the tongue-wagers, the devil respects". Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

Official site [Hungary]

Country:

Hungary | Brazil | Portugal

Release Date:

22 May 2009 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Budapeste See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$415,555
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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beautiful adaptation
24 June 2009 | by brunoccassianoSee all my reviews

Considering that Budapest was, in my opinion, one of those novels which look very hard to be adapted to a movie, it was with a lot of curiosity that i went to the movies to watch Walter Carvalho's homonymic adaptation. For my delight, Budapest not only thrives to depict the essence of the novel - with a well-deserved reverence towards Buarque's work - but even takes it into a greater extent. Leonardo Medeiro's acting is superb as it is the cinematography - which is not surprising if you consider that Carvalho is the cinematographer of movies such as 'Behind the Sun' and 'Mango Yellow'. It's funny to think that Chico Buarque, who had never been to Budapest before writing the novel, appears in a cameo role in the Budapest airport.


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