Synopsis: 12 August 1945, 11 AM. Two mysterious strangers dressed in black appear at the railway station of a Hungarian village. In the shadow of Russian occupation, the people of the village are preparing for the wedding of the son of the clerk, but the bride's former fiance returns from captivity. Within a few hours, everything changes. Secrets, sins, reckoning, love, betrayal, confrontation.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Ferenc Török
Production: Katapult Film
  1 win & 4 nominations.
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91 min


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"Dear listeners!"

"It's Friday, August 12, 1945, 11 AM... "

The news:

'The war on Japan is being waged...

with renewed strength. "

At dawn today Soviet troops

"crossed the Manchurian border. "

"American planes dropped a second

atomic bomb on Japan. "

The port of Nagasaki was hit. "

"The Japanese government has ordered

the eviction of all cities

and continues to debate its options in

the Council of Ministers. "

"Millions of flyers containing

the Soviet declaration"

of war were dropped on Japan. "

'The Soviet declaration

states that Japan refused

the US, UK and Chinese

demand to lay down arms

thus rendering moot

"the Japanese offer to play

the role of mediator... "


Please, get up.

We should've been there

a long time ago.

In Russian:
Stop! Give me the hat!

Give me the hat!

Styopa! Leave him alone!

Hey Suba, we've got two crates!

Be careful!

Relax. The kid knows

what he's doing.

Careful! I don't mind if

it takes longer-.

Any goods coming in

today, son?

Not that I know of.

I need you to drive

me to the city.

Are you crazy,


On his wedding day?

That girl was engaged

to someone else not long ago.

Let it go.

The past is gone.

- I'll go ahead then.

- Go.

Get dressed.

I said get dressed!

God bless, folks!

Work going alright?



C'mere a minute!

Good that you came,


I need the land


We need to go to

the office.

Not a chance!

We're not going anywhere, Jancsi!

Today's the wedding.

You are coming this


That why you came

out here?

Not really.


There are all these

Russians here...

Elections are

coming up.

I don't want chaos

in the village.

Times are changing,


You've been back only a week.

You don't know what's going on here...

I know what

I know.

Equality is a fine thing,

but the Russians' world

isn't for us Hungarians.

We need a new world.

A new world, lstvn!

A new world!

- What did they bring? - Dry goods,

perfume, stuff like that.

- Perfume?

- Yes.



Connect me to the Town Clerk.

I don't understand. Hello?

I need to go into

the village.

But Stationmaster,

what about the train?

God bless!

Could I see

the delivery notice?

Stationmaster, the whistle!

Blow it yourself!

You picking up,

or just delivering?

Just delivering.

Take it nice

and slow.

Don't rush the


It's special cargo.


Nice and slow.

I need time.



Give me a minute,

I'll just check on them.

Here's the dear bride's mother.

Good day, lstvn!

- Well

That girl's all grown too.

She certainly is!

A fine day to you,

folks! Kroly, old boy!

- You're doing well?

- We wish you the best!

We will be well, later!

Drink up!

Bandi, my boy!

A fine clay to you.


Let's have that brandy.

- I'm not drinking

without Jutka. - Come here.

She's been up since dawn.

Everything alright

with your son?

Where are the kids?

Where are the kids?

The kids should join us.

- Come on.

- Here she is.

I expect you'll wear a different

dress to the wedding.

There's not enough brandy.

We want more.

How much were you


Don't worry,

you'll be well paid.

Wouldn't mind getting

paid in advance.

- Climb on the wagon.

- We'll walk.

- How far is the village?

- An hour's walk.

Slower! Slower!

Slower! Slower...

- Oh, that's strong!

- Alright then. More?

Another round!

We'd like another round.

- That's enough.

- Let me give this girl a kiss.

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Gábor T. Szántó

The native form of this personal name is Szántó T. Gábor. This article uses the Western name order. Gábor T. Szántó is a Hungarian novelist, screenwriter, poet, essayist and editor (Budapest, 1966— ). more…

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