Magyarok (1978) AKA Hungarians

During World War II, a group of Hungarian peasants work as migrant farm workers in northern Germany, enjoying good wages and the company of their families. But after they witness the ill-treatment of POWs there, they return to Hungary where they are plunged into the realities of the war.

Director: Zoltán Fábri.
Stars: Gábor Koncz, Éva Pap, József Bihari, Sándor Szabó, Zoltán Gera, Tibor Molnár, István O. Szabó, Noémi Apor, Bertalan Solti, Anna Muszte, András Ambrus. 

1979 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

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AKA Hungarians 

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3 Comments

  1. Michael
    October 26, 2018
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    WONDERFUL! It is great to see these rare Oscar-nominees – always worth a look. Thanks Jon, 😉

  2. Bob Verini
    October 26, 2018
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    I’ve seen this Oscar nominee. It’s very rare and awfully good. It offers an interesting perspective on the meaning of “home front.” Zoltan Fabri’s direction isn’t subtle but it’s often effective: When one of their number dies and they’re filling his grave, the sound of the dirt on the coffin is indistinguishable from the bombs that drop around them.

  3. michael
    December 6, 2018
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    Excellent film, thank you Jon

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