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Természetes Fény

Dénes Nagy | 2021 | 103 MINS
Hungary | Subtitles
Denes Nagy’s powerful debut feature confronts several moral dilemmas thrown up by war and people in extremis. A profound contemplation of war, ennui and guilt.

In Detail

1943, World War II. A long winter is about to begin in the endless territories of the occupied Soviet Union. István Semetka is part of a special Hungarian unit tasked with travelling from village to village looking for partisan groups.

After his commander is killed, Semetka takes over and must lead the survivors back to an occupied village where an unspeakable act is committed. Owing a visual debt to Andrei Tarkovsky this is a technically impeccable work that challenges the audience to confront questions such as how far would you go to survive?

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