• Original title:
    Curtiz - A magyar, aki felforgatta Hollywoodot
  • Genre:
    drama, history, biography
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  • Director:
    Tamás Yvan Topolánszky
  • Cast:
    Ferenc Lengyel, Evelin Dobos, Declan Hannigan
  • Producer:
    Barnabás Hutlassa


1942. America is on the edge of war. Hungarian-born film director MICHAEL CURTIZ (56), under government pressure, gets a chance to influence public opinion about war, thus gaining international recognition by directing a new propaganda film: CASABLANCA. It does not come the best time though. Curtiz is working on helping his Jewish sister emigrate from Hungary before the Nazis get to her also, his daughter appears on set with the purpose of getting answers why Curtiz had abandoned her as a child. Can Curtiz overcome his famously arrogant and cynical personality? What sacrifices make a man a patriot in a foreign country, a good brother and an honest father at the same time? What should his main character, Rick, choose in the end of Casablanca?


2019 Camerimage (Poland) 

2019 Cottbus Film Festival

2019 New York City Independent Film Festival 

2019 Boston International Film Festival 

2019 Riviera Independent Film Festival (Sestri Levante, Italy) - Best Director award

2019 Phoenix Film Festival 

2019 Washington DC Independent Film Festival 

2019 Pendance Film Festival

2019 Toronto Jewish Film Festival 

2019 Newport Beach Film Festival 

2019 Beijing International Film Festival

2019 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 

2019 Shanghai International Film Festival 

2019 South by Southwest Film Festival – in Title Design Competition

2018 Montreal World Film Festival - Best Feature Film