The Round-Up (Szegenylegenyek) (1965)
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as Janos Gajdor
as Kabai's Son
as Imre Veszelka
as Interrogator 1
as Interrogator 2
as Bela Varju
as Old Man
as Young Officer
Critic Reviews for The Round-Up (Szegenylegenyek)
Audience Reviews for The Round-Up (Szegenylegenyek)
Yeah, the long takes are nice, even though Jancso may have influenced Tarr the takes here are not as long and dynamic. Jancso really makes some great wide-screen compositions especially that of the vast empty landscapes. I don't know anything about the Hungarian history depicted so much of the background is lost to me and so I didn't care much for the absurd cat and mouse game in the story.
The term "Kafka-esque" definitely applies here. It calls to mind another Jancso film, The Red and the White, where neither side of the conflict is worth rooting for, not to mention more of that impressive, fluid camerawork. Both are outstanding, powerful, slightly surreal examinations of moral indifference. Red & White has a broader sweep which covers more thematic ground, but the narrower focus of Round-Up actually lets you get to know a few of the characters.
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