Madrid, Aug 11 (EFE) .- With the signature of the most international Hungarian film director, István Szabó, “The Doctor of Budapest” hits theaters this Friday, a film that narrates the decline and rebirth of a prestigious retired cardiologist who He decides to return to his hometown, played by Klaus Maria Brandauer, the mythical Baron Hans Blixen from “Out of Africa”.
Brandauer (78 years old) and Szabó (83 years old) meet again in this film that talks about old age and second chances and is set in the closed rural Hungary.
The actor, winner of the Golden Globe (and nominated for an Oscar and Bafta for his role in “Out of Africa”) is one of Szabó’s favorites, with whom he has already worked on “Mephisto” (winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 1982), “Colonel Redl” and in “Hanussen (The fortune teller)”.
Ivan is a renowned cardiologist who leaves his job in Budapest after being forcibly retired and, in the absence of a life plan, returns to his hometown on the banks of the Danube to work as a family doctor, just like his father did years ago.
There he reconnects with his past, with old friends and acquaintances, and begins to earn the respect of his neighbors, until a secret of his past comes to light that will confront him with the closure of the community.
Completing the cast of the film, which arrives in Spain by the hand of the distributor A Contracorriente Films, Karoly Eperjes, Éva Kerekes, András Stohl, Dorottya Udvaros and Mari Csomós.