ZÁRÓJELENTÉS

Hungary

Synopsis

A reputable cardiologist is sent unexpectedly into retirement. He feels at a loss without his work. However, when returning to his home village to celebrate his mother’s 90th birthday, he learns that the village has been without a doctor for over a year and decides to take on the job of general practitioner. This is the start of his ordeal: after the life of a cardiac surgeon in the city he’s confronted with raw reality, which finally brings him to his knees. But music has the last word.

Director's Biography

Born in Budapest in 1938, István Szabó earned his degree as a film director from the Hungarian Academy of Drama and Film. He won several film awards including a European Film Award, British Academy Award, David di Donatello Award, Visconti Award.

FILMOGRAPHY:
2020 FINAL REPORT
2012 THE DOOR
2006 RELATIVES
2001 TAKING SIDES
2004 BEING JULIA
1998 SUNSHINE
1996 STEADYING A BOAT
1995 OFFENBACH'S SECRET
1992 SWEET EMMA, DEAR BÖBE
1991 MEETING VENUS
1988 HANUSSEN
1985 COLONEL REDL
1983 BALI. tv
1982 CATSPLAY, tv
1981 MEPHISTO
1977 CITY MAP
1976 BUDAPEST TALES
1974 PREMIERE TV, tv
1973 25 FIREMEN'S STREET
1970 LOVE FILM
1966 FATHER
1964 THE AGE OF DAYDREAMING
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: István Szabó

Written by: István Szabó

Produced by: Pál Sándor, Attila Tozsér

Cinematography: Lajos Koltai

Editing: Márton Gothár

Production Design: László Erkel

Costume Design: Györgyi Szakács

Make-Up & Hair: Erzsébet Forgács, Viktória Tamásné Csatári

Original Score: Attila Pacsay

Sound: Attila Tozsér

Visual Effects: Béla Klingl, Árpád Koós

Main Cast: Klaus Maria Brandauer (Doctor "S"), Karoly Eperjes (Father Kristóf), Mari Csomós (Mother of Doctor "S"), Éva Kerekes (Énekerzsi), Dorottya Udvaros (Éva), András Stohl (Mayor), Ági Szirtes (Marika (assistant)), Péter Andorai (Old man)

Casting: Mária Makó

Nominations and Awards

  • EFA Feature Film Selection 2020