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The Two of Them
The Two of Them
7.6
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1,046 Ratings

THE TWO OF THEM

Ök ketten

Directed by Márta Mészáros
Hungary, France, 1977
Drama

Synopsis

Mari has a narrow-minded man for a husband, and Juli is fleeing her passionate marriage with an uncontrollable alcoholic. Both passing through a marital crisis, the two women turn to each other for comfort, and each of them gains necessary insights into her own life in seeing the other’s struggles.

Synopsis

Mari has a narrow-minded man for a husband, and Juli is fleeing her passionate marriage with an uncontrollable alcoholic. Both passing through a marital crisis, the two women turn to each other for comfort, and each of them gains necessary insights into her own life in seeing the other’s struggles.

Our take

Another of Mészáros’s infinitely tender and empathetic looks at female friendships, The Two of Them shows how a single relationship can make you re-examine the world around you with a fresh perspective. Though working on an intimate scale, Mészáros lavishly draws out the vastness of human emotions.