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 ...
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A murder mystery set in Budapest 1936, just as Hungary was preparing to allign itself with Hitler. A young beautiful girl is found dead and noone wants to investigate - except Gordon a ... See full summary »
A year ago Ernella, Albert and their 10 year old daughter, Laura, left the country for a better life. They haven't managed to succeed in Scotland, so they came back. In the middle of the ... See full summary »
The movie presents the stories of four generations of women in Hungary through the 20th century. Despite harsh times of war, revolution and poverty, the family is able to mantain their good humor and strength.
Wilson, a black man in his late fifties, has been living as a refugee in Hungary for years. He works as a security guard in Budapest and his main desire is to acquire Hungarian citizenship,... See full summary »
Gas Station in the middle of nowhere: a young man arrives to meet his father he hasn't seen for 30 years. On the same day a van with four prostitutes on the way to Switzerland breaks down ... See full summary »
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Zoltán Miklós Hajdu,
Muggy heat, small-town bleakness, unspoken social problems, hierarchy fights. This is Tuzko town, somewhere in Hungary, nowadays. Here comes Misi who inherits his grandfather's house and ... See full summary »
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.
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 »
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 »
'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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