The Taste of Sunshine

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Drama/History/Romance/Gainful, West Germany/Austria/Canada/Hungary, 1999, 181 min.

AKAs The Taste of Sunshine

Tagline En skæbnefortælling om tre generationer i kamp for at overleve. [Denmark]

Synopsis The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his government sanctions anti-Jewish persecutions. His son converts to Christianity to advance his career as a champion fencer and Olympic hero, but is caught up in the Holocaust. Finally, the grandson, after surviving war, revolution, loss and betrayal, realizes that his ultimate allegiance must be to himself and his heritage.

Directed by István Szabó  

Starring Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Weisz, Jennifer Ehle, Deborah Kara Unger, more...

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V roce 1999 byl film oceněn Evropskou filmovou cenu ve třech kategiiích - nejlepší herec (Ralph Fiennes), nejlepší scénář (Israel Horowitz, István Szabó) a nejlepší kamera (Lajos Koltai).
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