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In this haunting Hungarian drama, the Witman brothers are scarred by their mother's neglect. Searching for warmth and meaning, they find it in a local brothel. Though they may appear innocent, the boys' morbid perversions ultimately drive them to despicable deeds. Set in a small Hungarian village just before the onset of WWI, this atmospheric tale of alienated youth is smartly directed by Janoz Szasz, with exquisite cinematography by Tibor Mathe, for which he won a Silver Hugo at the 1997 Chicago Film Festival. "...faultless in style and psychological validity" (Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times). Starring Alpar Fogarasi, Szaboles Gergely, Maia Morgenstern, Lajos Kovacs, and Dominka Ostlowska. In Hungarian with English subtitles.

Janos Szasz---Hungary---1997---95 mins.