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9th(2013)
The Last Rhapsody
Hungary/France | 2011 | 75min | HD | COLOR | Drama

PROGRAM NOTE

In 1911, to mark the centenary of Liszt’s birth, a Budapest theatre is preparing for the premiere of a play about the composer’s final days. Suddenly a mysterious woman appears at one of the rehearsals, asserting that the play does not correspond to reality, that Liszt did not die in the manner known from various novels and recollections. The actors want to learn the truth, and so the woman reveals the painfully beautiful relationship between Liszt and one of his last students, Lina Schmalhausen, which lasted from the middle of the 1870s to his death. The Last Rhapsody made in Hungarian-French co-production to crown the Liszt Year recalls the final days of Liszt. 

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DIRECTOR

Gyongyossy Bence

Born in Budapest, 1963. He studied at Munich University. Between 1983 and 1988 studied at the Communication and Drama Faculty of Ludwig Maximilian University, then graduated as a director at the Munich Film and Television School. Since 1983 he has worked in various film and television productions, becoming experienced as a director, production manager, editor and cameraman.
Producer
: Gyongyossy Bence
Cast
: Tamas Jordan, Ilona Sarkozi-Nagy
Screenwriter
: Tibor Fonyodi
Cinematography
: Sandor Csukas
Editor
: Karoly Szalai
Music
: Franz Liszt
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