An American Rhapsody

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An American Rhapsody
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Promotional release poster
Directed by Éva Gárdos
Produced by Colleen Camp
Bonnie Timmermann
Screenplay by Éva Gárdos
Story by Éva Gárdos
Starring Nastassja Kinski
Scarlett Johansson
Tony Goldwyn
Mae Whitman
Music by Cliff Eidelman
Cinematography Elemér Ragályi
Edited by Margaret Goodspeed
Production
company
Distributed by Paramount Classics
Release dates
  • August 24, 2001 (2001-08-24) (United States)
  • February 28, 2002 (2002-02-28) (Hungary)
Running time 106 minutes
Country United States
Hungary
Language English
Hungarian
Box office $850,255

An American Rhapsody is a 2001 Hungarian-American biographical drama film that tells a story of 15-year-old girl from a Hungarian-American family. The film is based on the true story of the director, Éva Gárdos, who also wrote the script.[1]

The film stars Nastassja Kinski, Scarlett Johansson and others.

Plot[edit]

In 1950, a Hungarian couple, Peter and Margit, are forced to flee from their oppressive Communist country for the USA with their eldest daughter Maria. Unfortunately, they are forced to leave behind their infant daughter, Suzanne, who is raised by a kind foster couple. Five years later, Peter and Margit arrange for the American Red Cross to bring Suzanne to their new home in Los Angeles. There, the perplexed young girl is forced to accept her sudden change in home and country, which leads to a troubled upbringing. At age 15, Suzanne, rebellious and unsure of herself, tries to come to terms with her roots and decides to travel back to Budapest, Hungary, to unravel her past and to find her true identity.

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Reception[edit]

An American Rhapsody received mixed reviews, currently holding a 51/100 rating on Metacritic, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[2]

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