Fenyerzekeny Tortenet (1993)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - Hungary  |  
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This Hungarian slice-of-life drama chronicles the daily problems faced by Hungarians living in a post-communist world. Julie is the thirty year old working mother of an 11-year old boy. She makes her meager living as a free-lance photographer. His father has lived in Munich for many years. Julie has a young lover, but the two constantly encounter difficulty due to lack of housing and poor wages. Julie's former in-laws appear one day to ask if they can take her son to Munich to visit his father for Christmas. She finally agrees only to discover that they left the boy in Germany. Julie has no way to contact her son and ex-husband. In desperation, she sells her beloved camera so she can fly to Munich and begin her search.

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government, oppression, child, kidnapping, love, mother, parent, photography, poverty, search, slice-of-life