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A legényanya (1989)

In the small village of Rátót, every male is called Béla. When a woman gives birth to her child, she names him Józsi... Almost 2 decades later, Józsi becomes pregnant...

Director:

Dezsö Garas

Writers:

Dezsö Garas (screenplay), György Schwajda
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ferenc Kállai Ferenc Kállai ... Béla, a tanácselnök
Károly Eperjes ... Józsi
Judit Pogány Judit Pogány ... Rozi, Józsi anyja
Dezsö Garas Dezsö Garas ... Béla, Józsi apja
Ervin Kibédi Ervin Kibédi ... Béla, az igazgató
József Horváth József Horváth ... Béla, a pap
Enikõ Eszenyi ... Ágika
Péter Andorai Péter Andorai ... Béla, az orvos
Ádám Szirtes ... Öreg paraszt
András Fekete András Fekete ... Béla, a téeszelnök
Lajos Kovács Lajos Kovács ... Béla, a rendõr
Ferenc Paláncz Ferenc Paláncz
Ervin Szabó Ervin Szabó
István Szilágyi István Szilágyi ... Béla, the Pharmacist
János Bata János Bata ... Béla
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Storyline

In the small village of Rátót, every male is called Béla. When a woman gives birth to her child, she names him Józsi... Almost 2 decades later, Józsi becomes pregnant...

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Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

3 August 1989 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pregnant Papa See more »

Filming Locations:

Gyermely, Hungary See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hunnia Filmstúdió See more »
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Technical Specs

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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In Eldorádó (1988) Judit Pogány plays the wife of Károly Eperjes and Enikõ Eszenyi plays his daughter. In this film Pogány plays Eperjes' mother and Eszenyi plays his love. See more »

Quotes

Béla, the major: And now... what should we do?
Béla, the teacher: Let's think!
[Everybody goes to the pub]
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Excellent political satire
5 February 2004 | by str_hunSee all my reviews

This piece is the first and only movie directed by Dezsõ Garas. He is a well known and respected actor in Hungary, which makes this movie a worth-to-watch picture. It was made at the very end of the communist era - it was unimaginable to make such movie before these times because of political censorship.

The basic idea is based on the obvious contradicts of the communist system, in my opinion the plot was a bit boring but full of excellent ideas, and a lot of fun - you can taste the original hungarian harsh sarcasm.

The directing is mediocre (though you should expect a lot of experimentaland well set sequence), but the acting is wonderful, especially the main role, József played by Károly Eperjes, and Judit Pogány as her mother. However, my favorite in this movie is is Ferenc Kállai, the political leader of the litt le village where the movie takes place, Rátót, where every man is called "Béla", except the main character, the lad mother. If you have never lived under communism, you might miss the point of this picture, but it can still be enjoyable for you, beside the hungarian masterpiece of this genre, A Tanú (The Witness), made by Péter Bacsó. 8/10


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