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A nagy füzet (2013)

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Twin siblings enduring the harshness of WWII in a village on the Hungarian border hedge their survival on studying and learning from the evil surrounding them.

Director:

János Szász

Writers:

Tom Abrams (dramaturge), Agota Kristof (novel) | 2 more credits »
5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
László Gyémánt László Gyémánt ... Iker
András Gyémánt András Gyémánt ... Iker
Piroska Molnár ... Nagyanya
Ulrich Thomsen ... Tiszt
Ulrich Matthes ... Apa
Gyöngyvér Bognár Gyöngyvér Bognár ... Anya
Sabin Tambrea ... A tiszt barátja
Péter Andorai Péter Andorai ... Plébános
Diána Magdolna Kiss ... Szolgálólány (as Kiss Diána)
Orsolya Tóth ... Nyúlszáj (as Tóth Orsi)
Enikö Börcsök Enikö Börcsök ... Nyúlszáj anyja
János Derzsi ... Cipész
Lajos Kovács Lajos Kovács ... Rendõr
András Réthelyi András Réthelyi ... Ordonánc
Krisztián Kovács Krisztián Kovács ... Katona (as Kovács Krisztián)
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Storyline

The Nazis have invaded Hungary and war is raging in the main cities. To avoid it, a woman leaves her thirteen-year-old twin boys at their grandmother's place in the countryside. The children don't know their grandmother, a dirty, miserly, and mean old woman who barely allows them inside the house. Left to their own devices, the two children learn to cope with hunger, the cold, and the everyday cruelty in a devastated country. To protect themselves, the twins reject all moral codes and values and instead take their lessons from the evil around them in order to try to survive. The siblings studiously note, as objectively as possible, their discoveries and their burgeoning knowledge in a notebook. Written by AnonymousB

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In Hungary during World War II to survive is everything.

Genres:

Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent and sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Hungary | Germany | Austria | France

Language:

Hungarian | German

Release Date:

19 September 2013 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Le grand cahier See more »

Filming Locations:

Sopron, Hungary

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Box Office

Budget:

HUF 953,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

HUF 2,890,710 (Hungary), 22 September 2013, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,193, 29 August 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$65,270, 7 November 2014
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The movie is dedicated to the memory of the Hungarian writer Agota Kristof (1935-2011), from the novel of whom the story of the film is taken. See more »

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Twins with Natural Evil
31 August 2015 | by kely-campos1789See all my reviews

Can a dysfunctional mind survive to a war? maybe for this kind of thought human does a better adaptation to a disgraceful system. The Twins here push it out his coldness showing a "natural" behavior through the movie, this is a basic instinct? war shape you to get insane. His grandmother increased that behavior, without bound and walking in an edge of life. The twins might make crazy things just for his interpretation of justice, meanwhile his book is filled with language in an innocent voice.

WWII shattered the Europeans feelings. When Humans try to reach a goal many time doesn't look sides.

The Notebook is a Hungarian film, full of criticism and allegorical situations. No neglecting to forget their effort to not take part, just a brushwork of history. Centered in twins, you can understand the miserable life in those days.


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