Le Grand Cahier (2014)

Grand Cahier
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 50mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Foreign
Keywords 1940s, alcoholism, brothers, countryside, courage, dark, family, grandmother, heavy, loyalty, overcoming adversity, period, rural, soldier, survival, WWII, 1944
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Agota Kristof Screenplay (from novel "The Notebook") 120778 4000003
Christian Berger Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
András Szekér Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Mark Irmer Co-Producer n/a 170 3000008
Bady Minck Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Szilvia Ruszev Editor n/a 172 7000001
Johann Johannsson Music n/a 120781 8000001
Manuel Laval Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Matthias Schwab Sound n/a 120816 14000003
Istvan Sipos Sound n/a 120816 14000001
János Breckl Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Istvan Galambos Set Designer n/a 202 9000001
Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
János Szász Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Ulrich Matthes Actor Apa 1 1000005
Gyonyver Bognar Actor Mother 1 1000006
Ulrich Thomsen Actor Tiszt 1 1000004
Piroska Molnar Actor Nagyanya 1 1000003
László Gyémánt Actor Egyik Iker 1 1000002
Orsolya Tóth Actor Harelip 1 1000007
János Szász Director n/a 2 2000001
Gyorgy Such Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Albert Kitzler Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Sándor Pál Producer n/a 3 3000002
Sándor Sőth Producer n/a 3 3000001
András Gyémánt Actor Masik Iker 1 1000001
Synopsis
During World War II, previously pampered 13-year-old twin boys are sent to live with their cruel, alcoholic grandmother. They must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings and decide that the only way to cope in this inhumane world of adults and war is to become completely unfeeling and merciless. So they begin their own series of studies: They fortify their spirits by reading the Bible and learning foreign languages. They practice hardening their bodies and minds, holding their hands over flames, and cutting themselves and pouring alcohol onto their wounds. They desensitize themselves to insults and learn to ignore sentiment and love. The twins keep a precise written record of all they have witnessed during the war in a notebook. Based on Agota Kristof's famous novel.
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