Family life during wartime: children are against parents, brothers are against sisters, wives are against husbands... A highly realistic family portrait that turns into a metaphor of a totally messed up society. Disturbing, epic and intimate at once.
Fine, Thanks is a feature-length film consisting of three main stories and an epilogue. The stories take place during the current financial crisis that affects the intimate lives of the characters and reveals a harsh picture of their twisted relations. The applied narrative method, which is based on observation and borders on documentary filmmaking, is also the key approach in portraying a world that is losing morals but has not yet lost all hope.
The first story is focused on Miroslav, a man of means with his own way of dealing with problems in his company, the troubles of his brother, and the sadness of his wife, who is an alcoholic. The second story is about Béla. Béla is a pensioner whose wife died and his children put him in a retirement home because he was no longer needed. The third story is about Béla’s son, Attila. He lost his job and his marriage is falling apart. His efforts at keeping his family together lead to the worst Christmas he, his wife Zuza, and his chidren have ever had. The film concludes with the wedding of Dana, Miroslav’s daughter, and Pista, Attila’s relative, and this occasion brings most of the film’s characters together. They are all enjoying themselves at the Slovak - Hungarian wedding: they eat and drink and dance till morning as they try to forget all that was and hope for better days. The film is based on real-life situations that the filmmakers saw around them. The movie applies methods of documentary filmmaking as it reflects the times and the world we live in.
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