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3.4
84 Ratings

Sunset

Napszállta

Directed by László Nemes
Hungary, France, 2018
Drama

Synopsis

A young girl grows up to become a strong and fearless woman in Budapest before World War I.

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Sunset Directed by László Nemes
In Sunset, Nemes’s filmmaking is as absorbing as it was in Son of Saul. Budapest at the beginning of the 20th century—where an orphaned young woman, Irisz, searches for her mysterious brother while working at an upscale hat emporium—presents its own kind of nightmare, made ominous and fantastical through Nemes’ claustrophobic framing, chiaroscuro look, and fluid camera movement.
September 25, 2018
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In my opinion, Nemes has done something extraordinary. He has taken the same basic approach but turned it to an entirely different use. Now the restricted point of view functions to slowly dole out clues in a complicated double mystery plot. The result is complex, tantalizing, and absorbing.
September 19, 2018
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All this motion gives an impression of a world that is not so much constructed for the camera but rather is full, whose existence seethes even beyond the edges of the frame.
September 09, 2018
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