Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Bizalom (1980)

Academy Awards, USA 1981

Best Foreign Language Film

New Yorker Films
Directed by István Szabó
My rating: 3 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

A woman is given a new identity and sent into hiding as a member of the Nazi resistance in WWII Hungary. Separated from her husband and young daughter, she struggles to adapt to her new living situation posing as the wife of another member of the resistance also in hiding. However, as time passes, and the war creeps into their daily life, they begin a sexual relationship. Neither are particularly guilt ridden, even when she unexpectedly meets her husband for one night, but as the end of the war comes within view must face the reality of their return to their other lives. Well-acted, if talky and a bit claustrophobic, story gives a new slant to "wartime romance".

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