Szelidek (1997)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama  |   Run Time - 114 min.  |   Countries - Hungary  |  
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The parents of three "post-communist"brothers made money in the last days of communism in Hungary by selling hang-gliders to people who wanted to flee the country. With this sizeable nest egg, they have done well in the intervening years. During a seaside outing, the boys' father, after seriously damaging the eyesight of one of his sons with some misguided instructions about gazing into the sun, flies off, never to return. Their mother brings them back to Budapest, and sets up a video outlet. Each boy seeks a different way to express himself: the youngest is attempting a remake of The Godfather using a hand-held video camera, the oldest has become a successful rock singer, and the middle brother has gone into cars in a big way. When their mother is killed during a robbery attempt, the boys return with her ashes to the site of their fateful seaside vacation years before.

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atrocity, death, death-in-family, family-member, missing, missing-person, search, war, war-atrocities