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1979 | Color | 108 min

The film depicts, in close-up, a young couple in crisis, exploring the circumstances that ultimately lead to their break-up. Irén, her husband, and their daughter Krisztike, are squeezed into a suburban room-and-kitchen flat, which they have to share with four other family members as a result of the housing shortages faced by many Eastern European countries under communism. In this impossibly small space, even the tiniest problems result in scathing quarrels and the outcome for the family is inevitably bleak.


Country: Hungría
Direction: Tarr; Béla
Script: Tarr; Béla
Production: Bódis; János
Photography: Pap; Ferenc, Mihók; Barna
Sound: Vámosi; András
Music: Szörényi; Szabolcs, Tolcsvay; Béla, Móricz; Mihály, Tolcsvay; László
Cast:Horváth; Lászlóné, Horváth; László, Kun; Gábor, Kun; Gáborné, Rácz; Irén, Oláh; Jánosné, Szekeres; Jánosné, Horváth; Krisztina, Korn; József, Kádár; Adrienn
Participation year at FICM: 2011

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