Szabadesés (Freefall)

Szabadesés (Freefall)

Walter Becker, the famous scientist is found dead in the cellar of his Heidelberg mansion. His young wife, Magdalena, admits to killing him, but pleads self-defence. However, there are contradictions in her statement, and her history of drug abuse corrodes her credibility. Only Peter Brenner, the prosperous lawyer believes her. As he step-by-step gains the confidence of the peculiar woman, Peter slowly understands: it isn’t […]

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Most már igazán (In earnest) (A nearly normal family 2.)

Most már igazán (In earnest) (A nearly normal family 2.)

Virág Bakos may be the funniest girl in the class, but there are weeks, when everything goes wrong, and only bird watching and dog walking gives her some peace. What is there to do if a knockout hits on your boyfriend, if your best friend is bullied in school, and your classmates are not talking to each other? How could you invite friends home, if […]

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Stand-up! (A nearly normal family 1.)

Stand-up! (A nearly normal family 1.)

If someone’s father is a sad comedian, sister mixes with bad guys, brother is antisocial, and aunt is a know-it-all, than it’s no wonder she prefers to spend Sundays volunteering at a dog shelter. Virág Bakos has enough problems to pull her down, but fortunately she has a lively sense of humour, a faithful hamster, a few cool classmates, and even a true friend. Than […]

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A számozottak (The numbered)

A számozottak (The numbered)

Eszter T. Molnár’s collection of short stories describes an isolated, hungry and dark Hungary, where the political authority keeps count of every step of its citizens. Through the eyes of twelve characters, we see minor but important shreds of their fragmented joint story. Instead of striving to portray the workings of a dictatorship, the book focuses on the particular answers to the experience of subjection. […]

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