The notebook

The notebook

Le grand cahier

DVD - 2014 | Hungarian
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Towards the end of World War II, people in big cities are at the mercy of air raids and death by starvation. A desperate young mother leaves her thirteen-year-old twin sons at their grandmother's house in the country, despite the fact that this grandmother is a cruel and bestial alcoholic. The villagers call her the Witch because she is rumored to have poisoned her husband long ago. Previously pampered, the twins must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, [Publisher not identified],, [2014]
Description: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Branch Call Number: DVD Note


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Jan 09, 2018

Here is the start of Roger Ebert's review of this film, a review with which I agree:
""The Notebook" is a well-crafted but otherwise undistinguished and tedious entry in a long line of European films that make a grotesque show of war’s horrors, often viewed through the lens of childhood’s disabused innocence. Such films, whatever their quality, so often end up in U.S. art houses and the Oscars’ Best Foreign Film sweepstakes that it’s tempting to suspect there’s a single factory stamping them out according to formula."

Feb 02, 2017

The twin boys in the movie turn into sadistic brats. The grandmother is an evil woman. That is pretty much what I got out of it.

Nov 06, 2016

A long and very dreary story about two young boys and every one they know at the end of WWII

Jul 10, 2016

If you want an entertaining light-hearted film set during WW2, I would recommend "The Sound of Music". Very kid friendly, even though the Nazis are a bit scary.

May 31, 2015

Not really impressed with this film. A dark and ugly look at World War Two in Hungary. Not a film to viewed with young kids around. There are better films by Hungarians about their country and its struggles. Several about the revolution in the fifties come to mind, that are far more entertaining then this film.

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May 31, 2015

Patron3563 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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