Rose's Songs (2002)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Family Drama, Period Film  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - Hungary, Italy  |  
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Hungarian director Andor Szilagyi received a much-coveted Crystal Globe nomination at the Karlovy-Vary Film Festival for directing this period drama. The film unfolds in WWII-era Budapest, Hungary (in the fall of 1944) and follows the plight of a Jewish clan, the Halasz family, as they hide from the Nazis and struggle to evade capture. Throughout this experience, they are joined by an opera singer, Imre Rosza, alleged to have such a beautiful voice that it will deliver from harm anyone in his presence. Szilagyi filters much of the story through the eyes of the family's 14-year-old son, Tomi (David Zum). Franco Castellano and Ildiko Bansagi co-star.

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adolescence, Jewish, Nazi, singer, voice [singing]