The Citizen (2016)

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Wilson, a black man in his late fifties, has been living as a refugee in Hungary for years. He works as a security guard in Budapest and his main desire is to acquire Hungarian citizenship,... See full summary »




  • Arghavan Shekari in The Citizen (2016)
  • Cake-Baly Marcelo in The Citizen (2016)
  • Cake-Baly Marcelo in The Citizen (2016)
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  • The Citizen (2016)
  • Ágnes Máhr, Cake-Baly Marcelo, and Arghavan Shekari in The Citizen (2016)

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17 November 2019 | drazsika-716-814820
| Budapest, Hungary post-2015: watch it if you'd like to see more clear
I'd recommend this movie to all people deeply interested in Budapest, Hungary these days.

It's a slow paced movie about a black, African refugee speaking intermediate Hungarian living in the capital trying to get Hungarian citizenship. It'll give you insights in Hungarian bureocracy, society, way of thinking and life of today.

Besides appearing on Netflix, the sign that made me watch it was that I met the main actor driving a tram: he's an actual African person living in the country for decades.

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6 July 2018



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Budapest, Hungary

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