REVIEW: Now You See Me, Now You Don’t (2005)

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t (2005): Reviewed by BRYAN SCHUESSLER

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t a.k.a Most látszom, most nem látszom (2005) was a complete departure from the type of horror films I am accustomed to watching and normally do watch. Directed and written by Attila Szász, this film was a total surprise for me upon viewing it.

The film starts out with a mom boiling some water in the kitchen and the father experimenting in his office. Their son is playing in the kitchen by the mother. Everyone goes to bed and they wake up the next morning, but something has happened. Their 6-year old son is now invisible.

The film was beautifully shot and written. It captivated me throughout the whole film and the acting in it was flawless. In fact, with a running-time of only 30 minutes, I truly wished the film lasted longer, but any longer would have ruined the tempo of this very intriguing thriller. Filmed on location in Budapest, Hungary, it was screened at over 100 film festivals in 33 countries on 5 continents winning 17 awards. The awards were well-earned.

Alex, the 6-year old boy who goes unseen throughout most of the film was played by Vitéz Ábrahám, dad played by Ernõ Fekete, and mom by Dóra Létay. I implore anyone who reads this review to check out this film. This film crosses through many genres and horror just happens to be one of the genre’s they touch upon. This film moved me deeply and really tugged at my heart, which you may not understand how until you watch this film.

Written by ShuTang

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