The Boys of Paul Street
Based on a popular youth novel by Ferenc Molnár, the film is about a war between two schoolboy gangs in Budapest in 1889. Rarely before has a movie caught the spirit of the book so well. Nemecsek of The Boys of the Paul Street is the simple soldier, pale, weak and small. He is the only soldier in the group of children, the rest of whom are all generals and officers. But he is also the bravest and most loyal: He sacrifices himself to defend the playground. It was the first Hungarian film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.