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Director: Ferenc Török
Runtime: 91 minutes
Language: Hungarian with English subtitles
In this astonishingly haunting film, deep undercurrents run beneath the simple surface in a quaint village that's ultimately forced to face up to its "ill-gotten gains" from the Second World War. On a sweltering August day in 1945, villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk's son. Meanwhile, two Orthodox Jews arrive at the village train station with mysterious boxes labeled "fragrances." The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village's deported Jews and fears they will demand their illegally appropriated property back, originally stolen from them during the second World War. Other villagers are afraid more survivors will come, posing a threat to the property and possessions they have claimed as their own. Based on the acclaimed short story "Homecoming" by Gábor T. Szántó.
Principal Cast: Péter Rudolf, Tamás Szabó Kimmel, Dóra Sztarenki, Bence Tasnádi
Writer: Gábor T. Szántó, Ferenc Török
Producer: Iván Angelusz, Péter Reich
Cinematographer: Elemér Ragályi
Editor: Béla Barsi
Music: Tibor Szemzö