Kabala (1982)

Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Hungary   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

Kabala (Julianna Nyako) is 16 years old and caring for her 11-year-old brother (Zoltan Jakab) after her parent's divorce -- both of them failed to bring their parents back together despite valiant attempts in that direction. Unfortunately, her brother gets into trouble when he runs away from school and is caught shoplifting. Kabala has no choice but to quit her job and escape the area with her brother in tow. Although they eventually end up in youth hostels and she gets him back into school, her brother is soon in trouble again, and their parents refuse to help bail him out. In the meantime, Kabala has also suffered a multiple rape and under all ordinary circumstances, would need counseling herself. Instead, she helps her brother escape again -- this time sailing a little too close to the wind as both of them get into a stolen car to go for a fateful ride.



captive, captor, child, child-abuse, divorce, escape, family, head-of-household, rape, runaway [from home], shoplifting, teenagers