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by Márta Mészáros


Single factory worker Kata, 43, wants to have a child with her long-time secret lover, a married man called Joska. He doesn't like the idea. Kata befriends teenage schoolgirl Anna, abandoned by her parents at the age of six. Anna runs away from the local children's home and moves in with Kata so that she can keep on seeing her boyfriend Sanyi. Kata goes to see Anna's parents and persuades them to give the young lovers their permission to marry. Through Anna, Kata becomes interested in neglected children and decides to adopt a baby from the children's home.

international title: Adoption
original title: Örökbefogadás
country: Hungary
year: 1975
genre: fiction
directed by: Márta Mészáros
film run: 79'
screenplay: Ferenc Grunwalsky, Gyula Hernádi, Márta Mészáros
cast: Katalin Berek, Gyöngyvér Vigh, Péter Fried
cinematography by: Lajos Koltai, Márta Mészáros
film editing: Éva Kármentõ
art director: Tamás Banovich
costumes designer: Zsuzsa Vicze
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