• Film ID:
  • 9235
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=173 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
An epic family drama spanning three generations of a Jewish family, who moved from a rural village to the city, became wealthy, respected, bourgeois and/or radicalised and Hungarianised, set against a backdrop of the final days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, World War 1, the rise of fascism, the Holocaust and the Communist era. A tour-de-force performance by Ralph Fiennes in various reincarnations, especially as the character who won a fencing gold medal for Hungary in the 1936 Olympics, in this film from academy award winner Istvan Szabo.
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