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My Way Home
Hungary 1964
Length / Main Feature: 98 minutes
Length / Special Feature: 50 minutes
Sound: Original mono
Black & White
1.78:1 16x9 Enhanced
Language: Hungarian
Subtitles: English On/Off
buyPAL R0   RRP: £12.99
Release Date: 1st October 2007
Second Run DVD 024
In the final days of World War II, a young Hungarian is making his way home, through countryside full of the debris of war, when he is captured and imprisoned by Russians. Left in the custody of a young Russian soldier, the two youths form a friendship in spite of not speaking each other's language. The Hungarian's attempts to continue his journey homeward provide the framework for this powerful film, considered Miklós Jancsó's first masterpiece.

Jancsó's consistent vision - the psychological presence of landscape, the randomness of violence, the arbitrary nature of power - is first evident in this poetic, evocative and deeply personal work from one of cinema's most acclaimed filmmakers.

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Special Features
- Message of Stones (A kövek üzenete) - Máramaros:
The second film in Miklós Jancsó's renowned but rarely-seen documentary series Message of Stones.

- New digital transfer with restored image and sound.

- Anamorphic 16:9 enhanced for widescreen televisions.

- New and improved English subtitle translation.

- Booklet featuring a reprint of Penelope Houston's seminal 1969 Sight & Sound article on Miklós Jancsó.

Main Cast and Crew
András Kozák – Jóska, the Hungarian
Sergei Nikonyenko – Kolya, the Russian

Jurij Bodovszkij
Viktor Csekmarev
Ivan Szolovjev
János Görbe
Vilmos Izsóf
Sándor Siménfalvy
Judit Meszléry
József Madaras

Directed by Miklós Jancsó

Screenplay - Gyula Hernádi
Based on the novel by Imre Vadász
Cinematography - Tamás Somló
Editor - Zoltán Farkas
Original Music - Zoltán Jenei
Sound - Zoltán Toldy




"One of the most moving and clear-sighted analyses of male sensibilities and friendship in all cinema" Tony Rayns, Time Out

"An astonishing director" Derek Malcolm, The Guardian

"He occupies a unique place in Hungarian culture. If he hadn't made such films as The Round-Up, My Way Home, The Red and the White, and others, there would have been a void.
Just like Bartók in music and Attila József in poetry, Miklós Jancsó expressed the spirit of his nation and its historical destiny in cinema" István Szabó

Related Titles
Miklós Jancsó's renowned films The Red and the White,
The Round-Up, The Confrontation, Red Psalm and
Electra, My Love are also available on Second Run.

The Red and the White, My Way Home and The Round-Up are also available in the 3-disc Miklós Jancsó Collection Box Set.

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