1945

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1945 sifts through the aftermath of the Holocaust to offer a sober, well-crafted look at a variety of weighty themes.

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On a sweltering August day in 1945, villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk's son. Meanwhile, two Orthodox Jews arrive at the village train station with mysterious boxes labeled "fragrances." The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village's deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally acquired property back, originally lost during the second World War. Other villagers are afraid more survivors will come, posing a threat to the property and possessions they have claimed as their own.

Cast

Péter Rudolf
as Istva?n Szentes, Istva´n Szentes
Bence Tasnádi
as A?rpa?d Szentes, A´rpa´d Szentes
Dóra Sztarenki
as Kisro?zsi, Kisro´zsi
Ági Szirtes
as Mrs. Kusta´r
József Szarvas
as Mr. Kustar
Eszter Nagy-Kálózy
as Kálózy-Anna Szentes, Anna Szentes
Iván Angelusz
as Hermann Samuel
Marcell Nagy
as Son of Hermann Samuel
István Znamenák
as Stationmaster
Sándor Terhes
as Jozsef Iharos
Gyorgy Somhegyi
as Ifj. Suba Mihaly/Son of Suba Mihaly
Béla Gados
as Pap/Priest
Mari Nagy
as Juli neni
János Derzsi
as Veteran/War Veteran
Tibor Mertz
as Kocsmaros/Barkeeper
Balint Adorjani
as Kalauz/Train Conductor
Zsolt Der
as Orosz tiszt/Russian Officer
Gergo Mikola
as Orosz Katona 1/Russian Soldier 1
Mate Novkov
as Orosz Katona 2/Russian Soldier 2
Gyula Feher
as Cigany Hegedus/Gypsy Violin Player
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Critic Reviews for 1945

All Critics (67) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (65) | Rotten (2)

  • [A] sombre, accomplished but somewhat heavy-handed work...

    Oct 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Set in a specific time and place, 1945 also resonates as a story of people doing terrible things to other people in the name of opportunity and getting ahead. It hits home at a time when the idea of loving thy neighbor feels sadly passé.

    Jun 20, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • A town wracked with guilt must come to terms with the horrors of its war atrocities in "1945," a somber drama set in the immediate aftermath of WWII.

    Apr 27, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • This film adds to a growing list of Holocaust dramas and documentaries that move past the guilt of Nazi Germany to ponder the complicity of smaller communities in eastern Europe.

    Apr 5, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Features an intrusive sound design, including Tibor Szemzö's jarringly contemporary score and sound effects that include the ringing of a clock tower, buzzing flies, rumbling thunder and noisy birds...

    Apr 4, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Torok juggles plenty of characters and themes - guilt, greed, Russian meddling, the Holocaust, justice - but he always remains firmly in control of his story. Every frame is meticulously crafted.

    Apr 3, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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