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People on the Alps (1942)

Emberek a havason (original title)
A woodcutter moves his wife and son onto a mountain for an attempt at a better life but tragedy soon sets in.


István Szöts


József Nyirö (short stories), István Szöts
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Complete credited cast:
Alice Szellay Alice Szellay ... Anna az asszony
János Görbe ... Erdei Csutak Gergely
Péterke Ferency Péterke Ferency ... Kicsi Gergö (as Ferenci Péterke)
József Bihari József Bihari ... Üdö Márton
Lajos Gárday Lajos Gárday ... Ülkei Ádám
Oszkár Borovszky Oszkár Borovszky ... Intézö
Lenke Egyed Lenke Egyed ... Szobaasszony (as Egyed L.)
Imre Toronyi Imre Toronyi ... Orvos (as Toronyi)
György Kürthy György Kürthy ... Orvostanár (as Kürthy)
János Pásztor János Pásztor ... Favágó (as Pásztor)
Elemér Baló Elemér Baló ... Favágó (as Balló)
Jenö Danis Jenö Danis ... Favágó (as Danis)
Sándor Hidassy Sándor Hidassy ... Utas
Zoltán Makláry Zoltán Makláry ... Kalauz (as Makláry)
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Mail author for translation. Kodos hegycsucsok, fekete fenyvesek vilagaban el a havasok nehezsorsu nepe. Csutak Gergely favago nyomorusagos eletet felesege irant erzett nagy szerelme es kisfiuk szuletese szepiti meg. "Magyarorszag megmutatta az utat. Ha az oreg filmrendezoknek, es mar kivenhedt film-osszeeszkabaloknak nincs mas mondanivalojuk, ha az a fajta filmgyartas, amit ok kepviseltek, kifaradt, ha a rendezoi tudomanyuk nehezkes es hazug, tehat korszerutlen, rajta, dolgozzunk nelkuluk!... Hatoljon be mar vegre a mi mutermeinkbe is a havasok dala, az a dal, amelyet Szots Istvan zenditett meg eloszor, s kergesse el a kivenhedt filmelokelosegeket, kalmarokat, es kufarokat a velencei fesztivalokrol is. Hiszunk a fiatalokban, akik igenis meg fogjak vivni, es meg fogjak nyerni a maguk csatajat a filmmuveszetben is." Ezeket az euforikus sorokat Carlo Lizzani 1942-ben irta a filmrol, mely itthon, s kulfol- don egyarant nagy hatast gyakorolt a filmkeszitokre, s a velencei fesztivalon ... Written by Steve Varadi <svaradi@sprynet.com>

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This film was nearly destroyed after World War II by the ruling Communist Party which claimed it as "reaction propaganda" and objecting that it won the Biennale Award of the 1942 Venice Film Festival, held in Mussolini's fascist Italy. See more »


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A very enjoyable pace and a beautiful aesthetic.
11 May 1999 | by a_baharSee all my reviews

Sometimes (rarely) a movie starts on TV which I have no intention of watching, but which I find myself drawn to. I pause and, contrary to intent, keep watching. I was walking past the TV when I saw the opening (title) shot, and I could not help but stop. Slowly, I was drawn in. Of course the cinematography is absolutely gorgeous. But the pace of the film, its view of Nature, and its appreciation of a simple life, are attractive as well. The first twenty minutes or so are truly hypnotic! Just watching the couple and their child walk through the forest is mesmerizing. The latter half of the film, however, I was not that fond of. But then I guess the film needed some dramatic tension.

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Release Date:

3 January 1957 (Hungary) See more »

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Men on the Mountain See more »

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Hunnia Filmgyár See more »
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1.37 : 1
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