Hungary

Films. On the big screen.

It’s true – films can be fun and frivolous. But as well as being entertaining, travel movies are also a gateway to knowledge. A country’s history, culture, and people come alive on the screen, giving you a window into new worlds. Begin your journey through film now.

Drama-Romance

Gloomy Sunday (1999)

Directed By Rolf Schübel

Set in Budapest in the 1930’s, this is a triangle love story involving confusing human relationships.

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Documentary

Killing Kasztner: The Jew Who Dealt With Nazis (2008)

Directed By Gaylen Ross

A documentary about Israel Kasztner, a Hungarian Jew who negotiated with Adolf Eichmann in an attempt to free thousands of Jews. He was involved in a dramatic trial in Israel and assassinated in Tel Aviv.

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Drama-Thriller

Music Box (1989)

Directed By Costa Gavras

A story of a lawyer who defends her Hungarian-American father accused of war crimes, loosely based on the real-life case of John Demjanjuk and Joe Eszterhas’s (the movie writer) own life.

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Drama

Sunshine (A napfény íze) (1999)

Directed By István Szabó

The remarkable story of a three-generation Hungarian Jewish family in the 20th century.

 

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