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Sophie Kotanyi

Amor fati

138' - 1997 - Documentary - Dialogue: Hungarian, German
Director: Sophie Kotanyi Composer: Georg Klein With: Helga Lehner, Uwe Müller
This is the story of the director's family, told by her siblings and parents who belonged to a group of intellectuals, philosophers and fine artists in Budapest. Hungary after the war, Stalinism and the 1956 revolution (including archive footage), history told from a personal point of view. After the escape to Brussels the family breaks apart due to the pressures of emigration. Each one gives a different perspective on the inner dynamics of the family. A condensed, factual tale about the disintegration of a family in exile.

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Sophie Kotanyi


Georg Klein


Helga Lehner, Uwe Müller

Director of Photography

Tibor Somogyi, Tibor Klöpfler, Julie Kunert, Anne Perin


Eva Houdova, Sophie Kotanyi, Agnes Torok, Jacqueline Weiss


Gabor Sarudi

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More information


Hungarian, German

Countries of production

Belgium, Hungary, Germany



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