An American Rhapsody Poster

An American Rhapsody

Release Date: August 10th, 2001

PG-13|1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
Amidst the shadows and secrets of Communist Hungary, one family's desperate escape plan goes terribly wrong. By dark of night, the family attempts a daring getaway, sneaking over the heavily armed border, but at an unthinkable price - their infant daughter is mistakenly left behind. From a new writer/director who lived through the astonishing events depicted in this film, comes a highly personal odyssey of a fierce young woman's bitter exile and hard-won redemption.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

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  • Nastassja Kinski, in one of her most affecting performances, does much to convey the turmoil going in her soul. show more

  • The heartfelt truthfulness of Gardos' tale, and the performances of all leads, particularly Johansson, make the film a powerful account of the universal search for identity and the meaning of "home." show more

  • Although there's a certain connect-the-dots quality to the storytelling, there's no denying the care and craftsmanship that Gardos has brought to her debut film.

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