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UK Launch of FEVER AT DAWN by Péter Gárdos
Fever at Dawn is a remarkable post-war love story of how a young man given six months to live decides to find a wife. The determined and romantic young man writes to 117 women…
Some might not believe this story, but it really happened. July 1945, a Hungarian post-war survivor ends up in a refugee camp in Sweden. He is skin and bone, and he has no teeth. His doctor says he has only six months to live. But Miklós has other plans. He whistles up a list of 117 young Hungarian women in another camp across the pines of Sweden. In his beautiful cursive hand, he writes to each of them. One of them, he is sure, will become his wife.
Based on the absurd, hopeful, funny letters penned by the author’s father as a young man, this heart-rending story of endurance shows the death-defying power of the human will to live and to love.
The Hungarian-Israeli-Swedish co-production film based on the novel premiers at prestigious film festivals in 2016. You can view the official trailer by following this link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0byHAfdRyw