1945 (2017 film)

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Film poster
Directed byFerenc Török
Produced by
  • Iván Angelusz
  • Péter Reich
  • Ferenc Török
Written by
  • Péter Rudolf
  • Tamás Szabó Kimmel
  • Dóra Sztarenki
  • Bence Tasnádi
Music byTibor Szemző
CinematographyElemér Ragályi
Edited byBéla Barsi
Katapult Film
Distributed byKatapult Film
Release date
  • 12 February 2017 (2017-02-12) (Berlin)
  • 20 April 2017 (2017-04-20) (Hungary)
Running time
91 minutes
Box office$504,016[1]

1945 is a 2017 Hungarian drama film directed by Ferenc Török[2] and co-written by Török and Gábor T. Szántó. It concerns two Jewish survivors of the Holocaust who arrive in a Hungarian village in August 1945, and the paranoid reactions of the villagers, some of whom fear that these and other Jews are coming to reclaim Jewish property.[3]

The film was screened in the Panorama section at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival and was awarded the 3rd place prize in the Panorama Audience Award.[4]


  • Péter Rudolf as Mr. István
  • Bence Tasnádi as Mr. Árpád
  • Tamás Szabó Kimmel as Jancsi
  • Dóra Sztarenki as Kisrózsi
  • Ági Szirtes as Mrs. Kustár
  • József Szarvas as Kustár András
  • Eszter Nagy-Kálózy as Mrs. Szentes
  • Iván Angelusz as Sámuel Hermann
  • Marcell Nagy as Sámuel's son
  • János Derzsi as War veteran


On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 96%, based on 55 reviews, and an average rating of 7.7/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "1945 sifts through the aftermath of the Holocaust to offer a sober, well-crafted look at a variety of weighty themes."[5] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 75 out of 100, based on 10 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[6]


  1. ^ "1945 (2017)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  2. ^ "1945". Miami Jewish Film Festival. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  3. ^ Rosenblatt, Jay (2017). "1945". Jewish Film Institute. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  4. ^ Press Office (25 January 2017). "Panorama 2017 Programme Complete: Powerful European Auteur Cinema / Three Surprising Indie Gems from China and Hong Kong / Brazil Well-Represented with Five Films". Berlin International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  5. ^ "1945 (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  6. ^ "1945 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 7 May 2018.

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