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'Sing' is a childhood drama with a lot of music, set in 1990s Budapest, Hungary. Inspired by a true story, it follows an award winning school choir and the new girl in class who just might uncover the ugly secret behind their fame.
12 August 1945, 11 AM. Two mysterious strangers dressed in black appear at the railway station of a Hungarian village. In the shadow of Russian occupation, the people of the village are preparing for the wedding of the son of the clerk, but the bride's former fiance returns from captivity. Within a few hours, everything changes. Secrets, sins, reckoning, love, betrayal, confrontation. Written by
Almost to the end of "1945", writer/ director Ferenc Torok keeps the
audience in the dark regarding the rationale of the players. It is a
masterful screenplay, full of mystery and expectation, which makes the
pacing seem sluggish. Gradually, however, the pieces and clues all fit
together in this post-WWII story of past betrayal and cupidity.
The picture was shot in black and white and with an authentic feel of a
40's film. Torok assembled a cast of talented actors, most unknown
outside of Hungary, and there is not an amateur performance among them.
The star is Peter Rudolf who plays Istvan, the town clerk mainly
responsible for what has befallen the town, as the two Hasidic men walk
slowly into town with their 'cargo'. I am not going to tip off the
reasons behind the plot, but "1945" may be the best film that has
played on American soil this year. Be prepared to use your best powers
of deduction as the tantalizing story unfolds, because this one will
require all your concentration.
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