The Notebook in post-production

The 46 day principal photography wrapped at the end of April on The Notebook, the Hungarian-German war drama by János Szász (European Film Award for Woyzeck), starring Ulrich Thomsen, Ulrich Matthes, Orsi Tóth and cinematographed by Christian Berger.

The Notebook is a parable about the consequences of war on children’s psyches, based on the bestselling novel (translated into more than 30 languages) by the Swiss-Hungarian author Agota Kristof. In a village on the Hungarian border, two young brothers grow up during war time with their cruel grandmother and must learn every trick of evil to survive in the absurd world of adults.
The Notebook will be János Szász’ fifth feature after critically acclaimed Don’t Disturb!, Woyzeck, The Witman Boys and Opium: Diary of a Madwoman.
Backed by Eurimages, The Notebook is produced by Hungary’s Hunnia Filmstúdió and Germany’s Intuit Pictures in co-production with Austria’s Amour Fou and France’s Dolce Vita Films, worldwide sales are handled by Beta Cinema.

The Notebook received 150m HUF basic production support, furthermore 30m HUF additional support from the Hungarian National Film Fund.