The Boys of Paul Street 1968

The Boys of Paul Street 1968

The Boys of Paul Street 1968
A Pál utcai fiúk (original title)
G | 1h 50min | Drama | 23 June 2015 (USA)

Storyline:

In Budapest, two rival gangs of young boys lay claim to a vacant lot. The hostilities escalate yet never quite boil over into actual violence. Just when things do get out of hand, however, the problem is “solved” by the city government, which takes over the lot for future development.

User review:

Remember when you were a child and you and your friends engaged in a mock war? Remember how, just like real war, it seemed to get out of hand all too quickly? Well, that’s what happens to the pre-adolescent and early-adolescent boys in this modern Hungarian classic, one of the best movies you (probably) never heard of. I don’t want to say much more about the plot, but the ending will tear your heart out. I can hardly imagine a more profoundly antiwar statement. Masterfully written, directed and acted by all involved. This film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, and quite possibly deserved to win. Should be available on video but apparently isn’t; if it were not for late-night TV, how would we ever get to see jewels like this in the USA?

Director: Zoltán Fábri
Writers: Endre Bohem, Zoltán Fábri
Stars: Mari Töröcsik, Sándor Pécsi, László Kozák
Country: Hungary | USA
Language: Hungarian
Release Date: 23 June 2015 (USA)
Also Known As: The Boys from Paul Street
Filming Locations: Budapest, Hungary

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The Boys of Paul Street 1968 The Boys of Paul Street 1968

The Boys of Paul Street 1968 The Boys of Paul Street 1968

The Boys of Paul Street 1968 The Boys of Paul Street 1968

The Boys of Paul Street 1968 The Boys of Paul Street 1968

The Boys of Paul Street 1968 The Boys of Paul Street 1968

The Boys of Paul Street 1968 The Boys of Paul Street 1968

The Boys of Paul Street 1968 The Boys of Paul Street 1968

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File size : 2.83 GiB
Duration : 1 h 45 min
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
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3 Responses to The Boys of Paul Street 1968

  1. David Rayner says:

    A remake of the classic 1933 Columbia Pictures film “NO GREATER GLORY”, starring eleven years old American boy actor George Breakston in a truly outstanding performance as Erno Nemecsek, “THE BOYS OF PAUL STREET” starred English boy actor Anthony Kemp in the same role. This time around, it was a co-production between 20th Century-Fox and a Hungarian film company and was shot in CinemaScope and Color by De Luxe. Shot in both an English and Hungarian version and nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film, it was released in the U.S. In June, 1969. But although it was passed by the British Board of Film Censors with a ‘U’ certificate around the same time, I can find no record of it ever being given a General Release in the UK. Despite the fact that all the boy actors in it were English and veterans of CFF films, today, the only version available for download or DVD is the Hungarian language version with English sub-titles.

    “NO GREATER GLORY” is available on a Sony DVD in an excellent image and sound transfer and is quite a memorable film.

  2. David Rayner says:

    Yes, I must find and read the original novel one day to see how the film versions compare with it.

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