Hol Volt, Hol Nem Volt
A few weeks before the birth of my first son, I was shattered to discover that a Hungarian law still stipulated that a fictitious father must be found for any children born « of an unknown father ». What happens if one day a child, for whatever reason, wants to meet his « father » ? And the civil servant who has to invent as many characters a year as are contained in a Balzac novel, how does he contend with his conscience ? This film is to be recommanded to any person who has ever been moved, even once, by the sight of a lonely child. Gyula Gazdag
He was born in Budapest and studied cinema. He became assistant director and made short films at the Bela Balasz studio. He directed his first feature film in 1971. He also worked in theater and TV.
Gyula Gazdag, Miklos Gyorffy
Production : Mafilm, Objektiv Studio, Budapest, Hongrie Vente à l’étranger : Hungarofilm, Budapest, Hongrie
Title in Original Version : Un Conte De Fées Hongrois