Directed by Istvan Szabo
Ralph Fiennes, William
Hurt, Rachel Weisz and Deborah Kara Unger star in this epic drama from
Istvan Szabo (Mephisto, Colonel Redl). In a tour de force
performance, Fiennes plays three roles--father, son, and grandson in a
Budapest family that struggles to survive the anti-Semitism that permeates
the generations of each man. The film does a marvelous job of recreating the
details of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Nazi and Communist eras in Hungary.
"...a meditation on the agonies of 20th-century history. It's a brilliant,
profound movie" (Stephen Hunter, Washington Post). In English.