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Adoption (1975)

Örökbefogadás (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 25 September 1975 (Hungary)
Single factory worker Kata, 43, wants to have a child with her long-time secret lover, a married man called Joska. He doesn't like the idea. Kata befriends teenage schoolgirl Anna, ... See full summary »

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Márta Mészáros
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katalin Berek Katalin Berek ... Csentesné - Kata (as Berek Kati)
Gyöngyvér Vigh Gyöngyvér Vigh ... Bálint Anna
Péter Fried Péter Fried ... Sanyi
László Szabó ... Jóska
István Szõke István Szõke
Flóra Kádár Flóra Kádár ... Erzsi, Jóska felesége
János Boros János Boros ... Anna apja (as Boross János)
Erzsi Varga Erzsi Varga ... Anna anyja
István Kaszás István Kaszás ... Intézetigazgató
Anikó Kiss Anikó Kiss
Zsófi Mészáros Zsófi Mészáros
Judit Felvidéki Judit Felvidéki
Irén Rácz Irén Rácz
Erika Jozsi Erika Jozsi ... (as Józsa Erika)
András Szigeti András Szigeti
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Single factory worker Kata, 43, wants to have a child with her long-time secret lover, a married man called Joska. He doesn't like the idea. Kata befriends teenage schoolgirl Anna, abandoned by her parents at the age of six. Anna runs away from the local children's home and moves in with Kata so that she can keep on seeing her boyfriend Sanyi. Kata goes to see Anna's parents and persuades them to give the young lovers their permission to marry. Through Anna, Kata becomes interested in neglected children and decides to adopt a baby from the children's home. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Hungary

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Hungarian

Release Date:

25 September 1975 (Hungary) See more »

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Hungary

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One of the key films of the seventies.
1 September 2019 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

One of the great films about women made by a woman, Marta Meszaros' "Adoption" is about the most fundamental need of many women, to be a mother. Kata is a 43 year old widow, living alone but having an affair with a married man who is not prepared to leave his wife. One day she asks him to father a child with her, which she will raise alone, but he refuses. Then she meets Anna, a young girl from the local boarding school, who asks Kata if she can use her house to meet her boyfriend. A friendship develops between them that might lead to all their problems being solved.

Meszaros shoots her film mostly in close-ups as if by focusing on these faces we are also getting inside their heads. It's an unusual treatment of an unusual subject, one that in an American film would have been sentimentalised out of all proportion. As Kata, Katalin Berek is extraordinarily good and the director, one-time wife of Miklos Jansco, never deviates from the intensity of her subject, making this a deeply moving film. Not much seen these days, this remains a key film of the seventies.


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