Whooping Cough

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In this child's-eye view of the 1956 Hungarian uprising, there is gunfire in the streets, school is closed and life for the children is a holiday. Rarely leaving their apartment, the adults are terrified, except Grandma who returns from shopping with bullet-ridden bread.

The homely father thinks he's another Fred Astaire and secretly wishes to pursue a career in America; the mother worries about her lover; Grandma is militant; 10-year-old Tomi is obsessed with sex; and little Anamari shouts politically dangerous slogans out the window. Péter Gárdos offers a warm, lovable tragicomedy of a household's reaction to a traumatic world.

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