Back from Hungary with 3 Hungarian Movies
As always when I am in Hungary, I try to find myself a few Hungarian movies. This time I bought Állítsátok meg Terézanyut! (2004), S.O.S. Szerelem (2007) and the last one was Kalandorok (2008). All three of them available with on DVD with English subtitles.
Lets start with the last one first, Kalandorok, it is made by the same people behind the classic Üvegtigris (2001 and Üvegtigris 2 – 2006). I hoped that they had found a great story, that I could really laugh from, but sadly not, the movie was a tragedy. I cannot on Earth understand how this movie could win prices at the Hungarian Film Week and Transilvania International Film Festival.
I am a great fan of Sándor Csányi, so one of the movies that I hoped to be buying this time in Hungary was S.O.S. Szerelem. In short, Peter is the head of a high-tech matchmaker company which organizes dream dates for wealthy costumers. Then comes Tamás, an ambitious businessman that can’t find a way to get close to Veronica, the woman of his dreams. Peter comes up with a spectacular plan: He rents a mansion in the country for Tamás, and he and his colleagues pretend to be his family in the hope of winning Veronica’s heart. However, Veronica is attracted to Péter instead of Tamás, and develops a strong bond with his daughter. Is Veronica going to follow her heart or will an unfortunate event from the past determine her decision? All in all, a quite so enjoyable movie.
Állítsátok meg Terézanyut! was a great movie, that made me laugh lots of times. The movie has several promising actors and actresses, that I have seen in Kontroll, Szabadság, szerelem, Csak szex és más semmi and Konyec. The plot was simple, Kata, in her 20s, loses her boyfriend and her job on the same day. She’s been indulging in fantasies of a more thrilling romantic life, and the cold water of being alone and unemployed doesn’t entirely dampen her imagination. She’s egged on by three girlfriends who get together to talk about men and sex. Kata has possibilities: She meets David (Sándor Csányi from S.O.S. Szerelem), a medical student; there’s Tamás, a stranger on a train who might be good for a relationship and a job. There’s also Miki, her brother who’s had serious drug problems.
The actress that did Kata was new to me, Gabriella Hámori. She won the award The Best Hungarian actress of the year in 2003, and I can only say that I hope to see more of her.
Make sure to read what I have written about other Hungarian movies.