Fever at the Dawn

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Peter Gardos

Fever at the Dawn (2015)

Country: Hungary

Duration: 114 min

Director: Peter Gardos

Genre: Drama

Screenplay: Peter Gardos

Producers: Gabor Ferenczy

Operators: Laszlo Seregi

Composer: Atti Pacsay

Editor: Adam Fiers

Cast: Gila Almagor, Anna Azcarate, Lehel Kovacs, Andrea Sztarek, Peter Scherer, Gabor Mate

Category: Main Competition, Narrative Feature

Age limitations: 16+


A true story. In 1945, after having been freed from a concentration camp, the 25-year-old Hungarian man, Miklós is being treated at a Swedish hospital. The doctors diagnose him with a severe lung disease and tell him that he has no more than six months to live. But he refuses to give up, wants to find a wife with whom he can start a new life, and sends letters to 117 Hungarian girls who are also being treated in Sweden. One of the girls is 19-year-old Lili, who likes Miklós's letter, and they start corresponding. Based on the novel: Fever at Dawn.