The Notebook

Le Grand Cahier
drama, Germany/France/Hungary/Austria, 109 min, 2013
in Hungarian, occasionally with English subtitles

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Director: János Szász

Writer: Ágota Kristof

Cast: Piroska Molnár, László Gyémánt, András Gyémánt, Ulrich Matthes, Gyöngyvér Bognár

A loving family is forced apart by the outbreak of World War II but, before leaving to fight, the father gives his twin 13-year-old boys a notebook and instructs them to write down their everyday experiences. They are left with their grandmother in a Hungarian border village but the bitter old woman takes a hostile attitude towards them and, added to the trauma of separation, they experience the violence and cruelty of local life. Adapted from the best-selling novel by Ágota Kristóf, the film shows how the children, transformed by their negative experiences, deliberately inure themselves to physical and emotional pain while also maintaining a mutual identity. János Szász directs with almost clinical precision, with cinematography by Christian Berger (The White Ribbon).

Awards: Karlovy Vary International Filmfestival: Crystal Globe

Premier: 2013.09.19.

Distributor: Budapest Film

Pénztárnyitás és Emeleti kávézó: Az első előadás előtt 30 perccel.
Pénztárzárás: az utolsó előadás kezdetét követően 15 perccel.

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