Árpád Sopsits
Hungary
2001
o.v. Hungarian
sbt. Italian
98'
Swiss premiere

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Autobiographically inspired, the film deals with events occurring in the early sixties in an institute that takes in poor children, survivors of family tragedies or the offspring of people arrested after the revolution in 1956. This concentration camp-like universe is humiliating and cruel. Áron, the young protagonist, has to cope with the bullying of some of his companions and above all that of a professor feared by all of the children, who censors their letters and tries to prevent any manifestation of free thinking. The boy finds a bit of fellowship in another teacher who is crazy about astronomy. But the situation worsens and there seems to be no way out.

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