Szep Napok (2002)

Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - Hungary   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Directed by Kornel Mundruczo, Szep Napok ("Pleasant Days") is a grim slife-of-life piece that follows the lives of siblings Peter (Tamas Polgar), who is recently out of prison, and Maria (Kata Weber), a beautiful young woman whose lover neglects her. Maria (Weber) works in a laundromat, often finding herself preoccupied with the problems of Maja (Orsolya Toth), her pregnant best friend who eventually gives birth on the laundromat's floor. In hopes of blackmailing her lover into commitment, Maria agrees to take the baby and pretend that she is the mother. Peter (Tamas Polgar) is the only person outside of Maria and Maja who knows the truth, and becomes attracted to Maja, who is busy avoiding her fiercely possessive ex-boyfriend. Eventually, Maja wants to take the child back, but Maria refuses to comply. Forced to choose between his sister and Maja, Peter makes a decision with tragic consequences.