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Wake Up, Mate, Don't You Sleep

Kelj fel, komám, ne aludjál

Hungary, 2002
Comedy, Drama


Kapa and Pepe are prisoners of war and used as forced labor, and go on a series of absurd and horrific adventures.

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Wake Up, Mate, Don't You Sleep Directed by Miklós Jancsó, Istvan Marton

Critics reviews

[It’s a film] in which the eighty-one-year-old director himself and his longtime screenwriter, Gyula Hernádi, wander through a landscape inhabited by the country’s political ghosts, including impersonators of Hitler and Stalin, along with well-groomed and white-shirted nationalist rappers and—in one of the most subtly, poignantly philosophical scenes in the recent cinema—a trip in a cable car overlooking Budapest, in which a young girl whistles Beethoven’s "Ode to Joy.
August 25, 2010
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