Glamour


1h 57m 2000

Brief Synopsis

The tumultuous history of Hungary through the twentieth century is viewed through the saga of the Hungarian-Jewish, furniture-manufacturing family, the Vendels. After taking over the once successful, but now failing, family business in the 1930s, the family patriarch's dashing elder son decides tha

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Arts & Future Film Fabrik; Cascadefilm; Ilona Grundman Filmproduktion; Magyar Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

Synopsis

The tumultuous history of Hungary through the twentieth century is viewed through the saga of the Hungarian-Jewish, furniture-manufacturing family, the Vendels. After taking over the once successful, but now failing, family business in the 1930s, the family patriarch's dashing elder son decides that the family needs an infusion of new blood. A matchmaker presents him with a photo of a pretty German nursery school teacher. When the two meet, they instantly fall in love, but because Hungary has an alliance with Germany, and the Third Reich prohibits marriage between Gentiles and Jews, the couple must hide their union. Their marriage ultimately stands as a dark foreshadowing of rougher times to come as troubles ensue with the advent of World War II, when the family, its employees and servants must retreat to the basement, where the shop emerges increasingly as a refuge in a world growing more violent and less tolerant.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Arts & Future Film Fabrik; Cascadefilm; Ilona Grundman Filmproduktion; Magyar Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-Winner, along with Gergely Fonyo's "Johnny Famous" (Hungary/2000), of the Main Prize at the 2000 Hungarian Film Week.

Released in United States February 2000

Released in United States July 2000

Released in United States on Video May 30, 2006

Released in United States Winter January 26, 2001

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 9-20, 2000.

Shown at Hungarian Film Week in Budapest February 3-8, 2000.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.

Released in United States Winter January 26, 2001

Released in United States February 2000 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 9-20, 2000.)

Released in United States February 2000 (Shown at Hungarian Film Week in Budapest February 3-8, 2000.)

Released in United States on Video May 30, 2006

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.)