An American Rhapsody

Synopsis: In 1950, a Hungarian couple, Peter and Margit, are forced to flee from the oppressive communist country for the USA with their eldest daughter Maria, but are forced to leave behind their infant daughter Suzanne who is raised by kindly foster couple. 6 years later, Peter and Margit arrange for the American Red Cross to bring Suzanne to their new home in Los Angeles where the perplexed youth is forced to accept her sudden change in home and country which leads to a troubled growing up. At age 15, the rebelious and unsure-of-herself Suzanne tries to come to terms with her roots and decides to travel back to Budapest, Hungary to find her true idenity.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Éva Gárdos
Production: LionsGate Entertainment
  5 wins & 5 nominations.
106 min

I long for the day I will see

Zsuzsi and you again.

Like the squirrel in the tree

a pioneer is very happy

The song will not leave our lips

As we set up camp

the little fellow sings

They continue to sing

from dawn to dark

years fly past,

trees in the summer

Life is so beautiful here

joyous melody of this song

illustrates our wonderful life


What do you think?

- For me?

- Yes.

It's beautiful, Dad.

I was lucky

to find one in good condition.

Hurry up, I want to ride it.

Well then, help me.

You have to wait

until the paint dries.

How long will that take?

It will be ready when you

return from Budapest.

Do I have to go?

Such a beautiful city.

Don't you want to see

your grandmother?

Do I have to?

She hasn't seen you

for so long.

Good morning.

Hello, grandmother.

You look like your mother

did at your age.

Come in, come and eat cake.

We must hurry to get to Budapest

before dark.

She is adorable.

Good morning.

Open your eyes wide...

to see everything in Budapest.

The Chain Bridge,

the tunnel and come back quickly.

Goodbye, my little girl.

Look after my red bicycle.

Take care of her.

Good bye.

Good bye, Mom.

Goodbye, my angel.

Teri and Jeno are nice.


They love you like their own daughter.

That's why we couldn't tell them

the truth.

Did you see the beautiful red bike

my Dad gave me?

Yes, I saw, my darling.

You're big now.

You know that Teri and Jeno

are not your real parents.

They are waiting for you in America.

Do you want to see your sister?


Your parents have taken great pains

to get you out of Hungary.

Today, you go to America.

I'm going?

- Where?

- In America.

Can you imagine flying?

Yes, I'll fly like a bird.

Like a bird

into the arms of your mother


The girl is going to America?

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