52nd edition

Hol Volt, Hol Nem Volt

Fortnight 1987, Feature film, 1h37

Synopsis

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

Casting

  • Arpad Vermes
  • Eszter Csakanyi
  • Frantisek Husak
  • Maria Varga

Team

Screenplay
Gyula Gazdag, Miklos Gyorffy

Image
Elemer Riglayi

Sound
Gyorgy Fek

Editing
Julia Sivo

Music
Istvan Martha

Production

Production : Mafilm, Objektiv Studio, Budapest, Hongrie Vente à l’étranger : Hungarofilm, Budapest, Hongrie

Title in Original Version : Un Conte De Fées Hongrois