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Budapest (2009)





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As adapted from Chico Buarque de Hollanda's 2003 novel of the same title, this feature marks a historical first: the premier co-production between Hungary and Brazil. The drama tells of a belletrist named José Costa (Leonardo Medeiros), residing in Brazil with his wife and son, who spends his days ghost-writing bestsellers. During a one-day trip to Hungary, he grows completely entranced by the country and pines for it, even after a lengthy return to Brazil. Finally, when José authors a deadly boring biography of a German businessman, and his wife heaps praise onto the businessman for the text (ignoring her husband altogether), José reaches the last straw. He leaves his family and flies back to Hungary sans hesitation, to begin another life, learn the Hungarian language, and study Hungarian culture. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi


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Maybe to those who didn´t read Chico Buarque´s novel, the movie can be interesting; otherwise, it´s hard to get into it. The movie is not bad and I know how hard it is to adapt a novel into a script, but the movie "simplifies" and ends up losing the great about the book. Most of the nude and sex scenes are desnecessary, even if mentioned in the book, and the long period and hard effort of the character to learn the Hungarian language is not perceptible. Also, a few (and sometimes long) shots about irrelevant parts/points.

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