A Hungarian Fairy Tale (1988)

Genres - Comedy, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Political Satire, Satire  |   Release Date - Jan 1, 1987 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - Hungary  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

A Hungarian Fairy Tale is an entertaining political satire about an orphaned young boy who searches for a surrogate father in Budapest. The film was shot in crisp, beautiful black and white and features very little dialogue, which makes its humor and fantastical elements all the more effective.




father, orphan, quest, boy, childhood, coming-of-age, death-in-family, mother, one-night-stand, search, stranger, adolescence, poverty, missing-person


High Historical Importance