Winner of the "Golden Leopard" at the 1974 Locarno International Film Festival.
On one hot summer night, the residents of a Hungarian apartment house slated for demolition restlessly revisit their haunted pasts as they face an uncertain future. In a gently turning kaleidoscope of dream imagery, regret-laden nostalgia and painstakingly intimate detail, the looming wrecking ball pales in significance to the accumulated experiences each dreamer revisits. Pre-war prejudice, occupying Nazis and Stalinist deprivations all come and go as each tenant’s backward glance yields moments of aching sensuality, infectious exuberance and catastrophic loss.
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Worth watching for a glimpse of WWII and the Stalinist regime. Some references not understood.
Tells the stories without editorializing.
Too painful to watch...