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Peterke Ferency in Men on the Mountain

Men on the Mountain

1942 NR

Seeking a better life, a Hungarian woodcutter moves his family to the peaceful mountains of Transylvania, but finds only tragedy. This 1940s film takes a detailed and unflinching look at the perils of mountain living, and the realistic approach proved influential to the Neorealist movement in Italian cinema. Hungarian master director Istvan Szots won the Biennale Cup at the Venice Film Festival for his auspicious debut. Jozsef Bihari stars.