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As America prepares to enter WW2, Hungarian film director Michael Curtiz grapples with political intervention and a dysfunctional relationship with his estranged daughter amid the troubled production of Casablanca in 1942.
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Credited cast:
Lili Bordán ... Irene
Kata Sarbó ... Casting Assistant
Nikolett Barabas ... Bess
Caroline Boulton ... Louise
Evelin Dobos ... Kitty
Roderick Hill ... Golab
Björn Freiberg ... Jean-Michel
Declan Hannigan ... Johnson
Yan Feldman ... Julius Epstein
Scott Alexander Young ... Hal B. Wallis
Rafael Feldman ... Philip Epstein
Johnny K. Palmer Johnny K. Palmer ... Jack L. Warner's Masseur
Jeremy Wheeler ... Government Official #1
Andrew Hefler Andrew Hefler ... Jack L. Warner
Ferenc Lengyel Ferenc Lengyel ... Michael Curtiz
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As America prepares to enter WW2, Hungarian film director Michael Curtiz grapples with political intervention and a dysfunctional relationship with his estranged daughter amid the troubled production of Casablanca in 1942.

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12 September 2019 (Hungary) See more »

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Clever and sensitive film
23 July 2019 | by kalmanevaSee all my reviews

I found the film one of the best Hungarian films of the last few years. This movie was truly emotional with wonderful music and appealing acting. The script is clever, does not only show the negative human character of Curtiz but also made him seen as complex as he must have been. I liked the acting of Lengyel in the lead role with his genious way of shaping Curtiz. I think the film is mostly about identity search of a man who is a Hungarian Jewish man living in America, who is a man loving women but also a father, so in this film I can recognise the problematic character of today's person, it is not a film about history, rather a film about human emotions, the complexity of a man's character, about us who try to find ourselves in this chaotic world. Multiculturalism in the 1940's did not differ from that of today. The film made me rewatch many of Curtiz's films, especially Casablanca. I definitely recommend it to anyone who loves the world of movies, who longs for sense and sensibility in films, who would like to see passion for profession.


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