An American Rhapsody Poster

Release Date: August 10th, 2001

DVD Release Date: January 22nd, 2002

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.

Cast: Nastassja Kinski, Scarlett Johansson, Tony Goldwyn, Ágnes Bánfalvy, Zsuzsa Czinkoczi, Balázs Galkó, Zoltan Seress, Mae Whitman

Director: Éva Gárdos

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Fireworks Pictures, Seven Arts Pictures

Keywords: 1950s, Escape, 1960s, School, Los Angeles, Mother, Family, Death, Survival, Friend, Growing up, Emotional, Father

Ratings & Reviews

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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

  • 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.

  • 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

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