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9 novembre > SALA 2 ore 20

Hungary – 2020 – colore – 102’


Direction: István Szabó

Screenplay: István Szabó

Cinematography: Lajos Koltai

Editing: Márton Gothár

Set design: Kentaur

Music: Atti Pacsay

Costumes: Györgyi Szakács

Cast: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Károly Eperjes, Dorottya Udvaros, András Stohl, Éva Kerekes, Mari Csomós, Ági Szirtes, Péter Andorai, Eszter Csákányi, Tímea Virga, Ákos Orosz

Producers: Pál Sándor, Attila Tozsér

Production: Film Street, Filmkontroll



A renowned professor of cardiology, who in his youth wanted to be an opera singer, returns to his village after retirement to become the local GP. In the village he faces unresolved conflicts, the attitude of servitude, how rumours and fake news can manipulate general opinion, and the intricate network of interdependent relationships. The only person with whom he can share his troubles is his childhood classmate who is now the village priest. He clashes with the mayor of the village over a forest spring falsely claimed to have healing properties. He is so savagely attacked over the issue that he decides to leave the village. He needs to seek another path to survive and finally fulfils his youthful ambition of finding himself through music and song.



“In his first feature film, Age of Illusion, made more than half a century ago, young István Szabó told the story of a young man who was only starting to build his career and life. In his latest film, Final Report, the 80-year-old director tells us about a retirement-aged man whose professional career ends, but whose life is not yet finished. These two films span the author’s own amazing success story in the film history of the world. (…) This is a simple story with which the author sharply touches upon the sociopolitical sore points in the society, particularly the existential problems of the older generation.” (Mihkel Möölman, Black Nights Film Festival)



2020 Tallin Black Nights FF- Competition

2021 Balkan Panorama FF: Best Film, Best Actress (Éva Kerekes)