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Istvan Svabo was the first Hungarian director to win an Oscar (Although a Hungarian-American director, Michael Curtiz [Mihaly Kertesz], also won an Oscar previously for directing Casablanca). He received the award for his 1981 movie Mephisto. In January 2006, it became public that he had been an agent of the III/III department, a former communist ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 43 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Sunshine Director
(1999)
Mephisto Director
(1981)
Confidence Director
(1980)
Meeting Venus Director
(1991)

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 2020 Zárójelentés (directed by) (post-production)
 2012/I The Door
 2006 Rokonok
 2004 Being Julia
 2004 Európából Európába (Documentary short) (segment "2")
 2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Cello (segment "Ten Minutes After")
 2001 Taking Sides
 1999 Sunshine
 1997 Minden Ami Zene (TV Series) (series director)
 1996 Offenbachs Geheimnis (TV Movie)
 1991 Meeting Venus
 1988 Hanussen
 1985 Katzenspiel (TV Movie)
 1985 Colonel Redl
 1984 Bali (TV Movie)
 1982 Levél apámhoz (TV Movie)
 1981 Mephisto
 1980 Confidence
 1977 Várostérkép (Short)
 1976 Ösbemutató (TV Movie)
 1972 Dream About a House (Short)
 1971 Budapest, Why I Love It (Short)
 1970 Lovefilm
 1969 Bors (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 Piety (Short)
 1966 Father
 1963 You (Short)
 1962 Koncert (Short)
 1962 Variációk egy témára (Short)
 1960 Bill Poster (Short)
 1959 A Hetedik napon (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Istvan Szabo
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[on critics who claim that a knowledge of Hungarian history is necessary to understand his films] I'm talking universally about how our subconscious apprehension of our history guides and controls us. It runs us without our knowledge necessarily. You don't need Hungarian history to explain it. See more »

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In January 2006, it became public that he had been an agent of the III/III department, a former communist agency of interior intelligence. After the revolution in 1956, he was blackmailed and forced to cooperate, though later he was considered willingly cooperative. Allegedly, he wrote reports about fellow Hungarian directors, actors and actresses such as Miklós Jancsó, Mari Töröcsik, Károly Mécs... See more »

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Cinematography by Lajos Koltai

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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