30.09. - 09.10.2021

Le grand cahier Hungary, Germany, Austria, France 2013 | 109 min | OV | Colour | FF 2013

János Szász

János Szász (*1958) is one of Hungary's leading theatre and film directors. His film adaptation of Büchner's Woyzeck won the European Film Prize in 1994. Other award-winning films of his are The Witman Boys (1996) and Diary of a Madwoman (2007).

rated for 0 + years
During World War II, two nine-year old twin brothers live with their very cruel grandmother. She lives in a remote Hungarian village and makes the two children work very hard for scraps of food and makeshift accommodation. The twins soon learn how to survive in this terrible grown-up world. They become hard, banish their feelings, learn how to freeze, survive on little food, beg, steal and kill -- skills they believe they need in their situation. The film is based on the best-seller of the same name by Ágota Kristóf and won the main prize at the Karlovy Vary festival.

Screening on 01.10. in attendance of:
János Szász (Director), Ulrich Matthes (Cast)

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Original title: A nagy füzet
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Hungarian, German
Section: Wort!
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: János Szász
Screenplay: János Szász, Andras Szeker, Agota Kristof based on Agota Kritófs bestselling novel
Cast: András Gyémánt, László Gyémánt, Ulrich Thomsen, Ulrich Matthes
Producer: Sandor Soeth, Pál Sandor, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivancenau, Bady Minck, Marc Irmer
Director of Photography: Christian Berger
Music: Johan Johanson
Production Design: István Galambos
Editor: Szilvia Ruszev
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Piffl Medien GmbH
World Sales: Beta Cinema
Production: Intuit Pictures, Hunnia Filmstúdió, Amour Fou, Dolce Vita Films


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