Filmmaker Ferenc Torok describes 1945 as “a tense and exciting criminal story, which takes place in the Hungarian countryside during the summer of 1945, right after the end of World War II.” Based on a short story by Hungarian writer Gabor Szanto, Torok takes the audience on a beautiful cinematic journey to a point in history when many Europeans were beginning to examine their behavior during the war.  During wedding preparations, mysterious foreigners arrive in the village, and secrets and past sins begin to reveal themselves.  This unique drama was filmed in black and white, using a cinematic style some compare to Ingmar Bergman’s.


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