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1945 (2017)



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On a sweltering August day in 1945, villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk's son. Meanwhile, two Orthodox Jews arrive at the village train station with mysterious boxes labeled "fragrances." The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village's deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally acquired property back, originally lost during the second World War. Other villagers are afraid more survivors will come, posing a threat to the property and possessions they have claimed as their own.


Péter Rudolf
as Istva?n Szentes
Bence Tasnádi
as A?rpa?d Szentes
Dóra Sztarenki
as Kisro?zsi
Ági Szirtes
as Mrs. Kusta?r
József Szarvas
as Mr. Kustar
Iván Angelusz
as Hermann Samuel
Marcell Nagy
as Son of Hermann Samuel
István Znamenák
as Stationmaster
Sándor Terhes
as Jozsef Iharos
Gyorgy Somhegyi
as Ifj. Suba Mihaly/Son of Suba Mihaly
Béla Gados
as Pap/Priest
Mari Nagy
as Juli neni
János Derzsi
as Veteran/War Veteran
Tibor Mertz
as Kocsmaros/Barkeeper
Balint Adorjani
as Kalauz/Train Conductor
Zsolt Der
as Orosz tiszt/Russian Officer
Gergo Mikola
as Orosz Katona 1/Russian Soldier 1
Mate Novkov
as Orosz Katona 2/Russian Soldier 2
Gyula Feher
as Cigany Hegedus/Gypsy Violin Player
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Critic Reviews for 1945

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (5)

It's a good bet that the director had High Noon in mind when he made this film, but the comparison ends there. As a compact study of wartime guilt, the film has the look and feel of a waking nightmare.

December 12, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Simple, powerful, made with conviction and skill, "1945" proceeds as inexorably as Sámuel and his son on their long walk into town.

November 22, 2017 | Full Review…

The resultant sensation of uncomfortable prying underlines the boiling suspicions that power the plot.

November 1, 2017 | Full Review…

A Holocaust film built, consciously or not, on a reversal of the tropes of the western, down to ticking clocks that might as well be nearing high noon.

October 31, 2017 | Full Review…

A fresh, intelligent cinematic approach to a difficult topic that takes on a transitional time in Hungarian history with subtlety and nuance.

February 12, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Echoes of other films mark this exercise of style that works more for its absence of pretensions than for the dramatization of an ethical conflict that falters due to stereotypical characters. [Full review in Spanish]

March 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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