1998. Hungary. György Fehér. 136 min.
Thursday, October 22, 2009, 4:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1998. Hungary. Directed by György Fehér. Screenplay by Fehér, based on The Postman Always Rings Twice, by James M. Cain. With Ildikó Bánsági, Djoko Rosic, János Derzsi. This Hungarian adaptation of Cain’s iconic noir novel delivers maximum intensity with minimalistic stylization. Pregnant silences and a slow pace enhance the erotic charge between the two decidedly non-glamorous protagonists, and brilliant cinematography makes the mise-en-scéne sparkle—even amid the almost constant rain and mud. In Hungarian; English subtitles. 136 min.