In Budapest, two rival gangs of young boys lay claim to a vacant lot. The hostilities escalate yet never quite boil over into actual violence. It is the most extraordinary battle ever fought by the bravest army that ever had to be home for dinner.
This 1969 Hungarian drama, directed by Zoltán Fábri, is based on the youth novel The Paul Street Boys by Ferenc Molnár. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It features English-speaking child actors accompanied by Hungarian adult ones. Currently, it is acclaimed as the best and most faithful adaptation of Molnár's source novel and a classic film in Hungary.
In Hungarian with English subtitles.
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