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Curtiz (2018)

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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Lili Bordán ... Irene
Evelin Dobos ... Kitty
Nikolett Barabas ... Bess
Caroline Boulton ... Louise
Björn Freiberg ... Jean-Michel
Declan Hannigan ... Johnson
Ferenc Lengyel Ferenc Lengyel ... Michael Curtiz
Yan Feldman ... Julius Epstein
Scott Alexander Young ... Hal B. Wallis
Kata Sarbó ... Casting Assistant
Roderick Hill ... Golab
Rafael Feldman ... Philip Epstein
József Gyabronka József Gyabronka ... S.Z. Sakall
Christine Grace Szarko ... Assistant to Bergman
Jeremy Wheeler ... Government Official #1
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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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No country should change a man's character.


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Hungary

Language:

English | Hungarian

Release Date:

12 September 2019 (Hungary) See more »

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2.39 : 1
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Hal B. Wallis: [accusingly about the making of Casa Blanca] How do you think your audience will feel about characters like Victor Laszlo?
Casting Assistant: What's wrong with Victor?
Hal B. Wallis: A political refugee .. you saw the newsreel. We can't afford to let our guard down.
Casting Assistant: Victor Lazlow is real. He has integrity, and he has flaws, just like we all do.
Hal B. Wallis: Americans don't have flaws, Mr. Wallis. Not it war time. And then there's this French officer who sleeps with a married woman? To escape the war. Renault is a complicated character.
S.Z. Sakall: ...
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A good amateur movie
20 August 2019 | by MooWoolf1See all my reviews

The sets and costums were fantastic! I would give them credit for that. It was interesting in it's basics and I liked it a little, also I just loved the actor who played Kertész.

Now let's move on to the bad things. The movie was just a nonsense. There were some things that were indeed decided during the production but there was no such drama at all. I don't think they can make up a fake story like that..

The rest of the actors were not good. Especially the girl played by Evelin Dobos. She looked nice but she ends there.

The technical part.. The cinematography! TERRIBLE! There were some longer shots that were just ruined with that spinning camera. The camera was just spinning for no reason at all. HOW can they get a "cinematographer" and a "director" like that? Seriously.. Also, there was no push at all when it was needed..

The red color idea.. Stolen from an other movie. STOP IT. Don't mess with the red color in a black and white movie. It was done before with a much bigger meaning.

The sound.. I don't know how they recorded the sound but many times it was annoying. Did anyone paid attention what they were recording? Not really. Two talking to each other, one of them sounds weird because the sound is messed up (probably the guy with the boom can't even hold it properly and nobody noticed it) and you you can hear even when one of them grabs something in his pocket while they are talking to each other -.-

The music was ok, sometimes out of the world and way too loud..

And after all this I'll just lower my rating to 5, just because of the main actor.

(Worth to check out the ratings on this one. EU voters gave it 7+, most of them 10.. Real users gave around 5-6. That's more realistic.)


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