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Aurora Borealis: Északi fény (2017)

Olga is a successful, workaholic lawyer from Vienna. She discovers a dark family secret that makes her question her whole life. She begins to search for answers, but her mother, Maria has ... See full summary »

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Márta Mészáros (as Mészáros Márta)

Writers:

Zoltán Jancsó, Márta Mészáros (as Mészáros Márta) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mari Töröcsik ... Mária
Ildikó Tóth Ildikó Tóth ... Olga
Franciska Töröcsik Franciska Töröcsik ... young Mária
József Wunderlich József Wunderlich ... Ákos
Eva-Maria Prosek Eva-Maria Prosek ... Edith
Antonio de la Torre ... Antonio
Jákob Ladányi Jákob Ladányi ... Róbert
Erno Fekete Erno Fekete ... Doctor
György Cserhalmi ... Painter
Hary Prinz ... Stefan
Leslaw Zurek ... Anton
Ewa Telega ... Nun Beata
Zsuzsa Czinkóczi Zsuzsa Czinkóczi ... Mária's mother
Lili Monori Lili Monori ... Postman
Andrea Takáts Andrea Takáts ... Nun
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Storyline

Olga is a successful, workaholic lawyer from Vienna. She discovers a dark family secret that makes her question her whole life. She begins to search for answers, but her mother, Maria has done everything she could to avoid the truth being revealed. While Olga is travelling through her Family's past, she has to face her own life as well.

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Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

19 October 2017 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Aurora Borealis: Luminile Nordului See more »

Filming Locations:

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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Trivia

Isabelle Huppert, a long time friend of director Márta Mészáros since their collaboration in Örökség (1980), was originally supposed to have a role in the movie, but eventually withdrew from the project in order to star in Elle (2016). See more »

Goofs

Olga's year of birth is 1954, but we can say for sure that the year when the action takes part is 2017-2018 (see the iPhone and Olga's car). So we have a difference of around 64 years, but the actress who plays Olga is much younger (she is actually 52). See more »

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Maria's Choice
23 April 2018 | by reidandgeneneSee all my reviews

'Aurora Borealis' is a strongly felt drama, well worth seeing. The emotions are deep, and the movie provides a glimpse into a side of postwar European history, both Austrian and Hungarian, that doesn't get much attention.

Although both my wife and I figured out the general outlines of the deep dark secret, it did not damage our enjoyment of this film. The acting is excellent, especially the two actresses who play Maria, one as a young woman in the 1950s, and the other as an old woman in the present day.


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