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11 Ratings

The Toth Family

Isten hozta, őrnagy úr!

Directed by Zoltán Fábri
Hungary, 1969
Comedy, Drama


Nervously exhausted Major (Latinovits) is spending his leave with the parents of a favourite subordinate. For the son’s sake, mother and daughter generously comply with the Major’s peculiar requests. However, the esteemed fire chief resists the Major’s aggressive ways in the name of human dignity.

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The Toth Family Directed by Zoltán Fábri

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  • Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film The Toth Family

    4.5. Grotesquely comic allegory of totalitarianism follows a family in a remote village who degrade themselves and obey the every whim of a lunatic army major, their son's commanding officer, staying with them on leave from the battlefield to rest his nerves. The tone's demented whimsy that gets darker as it goes, like a live-action Disney feature on acid. I'm amazed the censors let this one see the light of day.

  • Samuel T.'s rating of the film The Toth Family

    Manipulation parallel to the masterpiece The Fifth Seal, reminiscent of the absurd humor later employed by the Dutch van Warmerdam, this is simply Hungarian brilliance, filmmaking at it's finest. Ugh, I can't even. Fábri deserves an eternal torch as Maestro (along with Huszárik, Szabó, and Makk, and the rest of the Hungarian underbelly). I hope this is all unearthed to the world very soon. This is core.

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