1945 (review)

1945 (review)
1945 (review)
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Making this movie in black and white adds to the period feel (and the title helps). It’s set in a Hungarian village where the town clerk’s son is about to get married. When 2 Orthodox Jews show up, it causes all manner of suspicion and paranoia. The deliberate pace, static action and underplayed emotions are all hallmarks of a “foreign” film and this one fits the bill. The atmospheric (and somewhat obnoxious) soundtrack is the only hint of a modern approach. While it’s an interesting glimpse into this world and the simple people who live there, it’s minimal approach is quietly compelling…if you’re into this type of cinema. In Hungarian with subtitles. (Criterion Cinemas only)


3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)


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