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Captives

Captives

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Kristóf Deák / HU, 2019 / 85 min.

Budapest, 1951. The communist secret police appears at a family’s door, but instead of deporting them, the agents move in with them. They lock the inhabitants in their own homes as they do with everyone who knocks on the door. The situation becomes increasingly absurd as the growing number of captives in the apartment become entangled in lies and paranoia.

poster Captives (Kristóf Deák, HU 2020)
In 1950s Hungary, under the communist regime of Mátyás Rákosi, many families were banished due to their heritage. Even a high-ranking official is not allowed out of his apartment in the Kammerspiel Captives. He is locked into his house together with the people who rang the doorbell. Days pass with no explanation.

Details

Director

Kristóf Deák

Production year

2019

Country

HU

Original title

Foglyok

Length

85 min.

Language

Hungarian

Subtitles

NLD or ENG

Format

DCP

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still from Captives (Kristóf Deák, HU 2020)
still from Captives (Kristóf Deák, HU 2020)
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