THE NOTEBOOK

LE GRAND CAHIER

By János SZÁSZ

AMOUR FOU VIENNA - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2013

“The Notebook“ is a parable about the consequences of war on children’s psyches, based on the bestselling novel by the Swiss-Hungarian author Agota Kristof.

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2013
Contemporary World Cinema
Fest. Européen des Arcs 2013
Competition
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2013
Grand Prix Crystal Globe, Europe Cinema Label Award
German Films Previews 2013
Golden Boll Film Festival 2013
HAIFA International Film Festival 2013
Busan International Film Festival 2013
BFI London Film Festival 2013
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, HUNGARY, AUSTRIA
    • Languages
    • HUNGARIAN
    • Duration
    • 101 mn
    • Director(s)
    • János SZÁSZ
    • Writer(s)
    • András SZEKÉR, János SZÁSZ
    • EIDR 10.5240/00D8-A3A7-33D7-FA64-52AD-1
    • Producer(s)
    • Sandor SOETH (Intuit Pictures), Sandor PAL (Hunnia Filmstudio), Alexander DUMREICHER-IVANCEANU (AMOUR FOU Vienna), Bady MINCK (AMOUR FOU Luxembourg), Marc IRMER (Dolce Vita Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Towards the end of World War II in a village on the Hungarian border, a desperate young mother leaves her 13-year old twin sons at their cruel grandmother’s house in the country. The brothers must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings with every trick of evil to survive in the absurd world of adults. They realise that the only way to cope with it is to become completely unfeeling and merciless. By learning to free themselves from hunger, pain and emotion, they will be able to endure future hardships. So they keep a written record of all they have witnessed during the war in a notebook. As the war ends, the “liberation” brings the worst moments of all: the twin’s ultimate separation.
    • Partners & financing
    • MNFA
      NEFMI
      MMKA Dialóg Stúdió
      MBB
      MDM
      DFFF
      Vienna Film Fund
      Film Location Austria
      Eurimages
      CNC
      MEDIA
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Nov 01, 2011
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