Meetings and partings, friendship and betrayal, love and hatred… With all in one, to Budapest the troupe goes!
|Cast||Dorina Martinovics, Tamás Mohai|
|Festival Distribution||Hungarian National Film Fund|
When a handful of travelling actors perform a play, an angry fist fight erupts. A young soldier sides with them in the scuffle. After he is forced to flee, the troupe takes him in and together, they rattle in a cart from village to village, on their way to Budapest. It seems like a lucky escape, but little does he know what awaits him. A hanging, seduction, a duel, and love, on and maybe off stage. If he knew, perhaps, just possibly, he would join them anyway.
The Hungarian troupe are all charming in their own sense. Though some may seem a little stubborn, or greedy, or scheming, different sides show up through their journey making them all the more lovable. So much that you realise, that you are wishing this journey would last forever. Perhaps as if foreseeing these thoughts, their journey to Budapest seems to never end. Travelling the seasons, with tears and laughter, their journey continues, their everyday is with no sense of direction or time. The tolerant narrative that watches over even the conflicts and anger, gives warmth to this drama. A truly fine Hungarian road movie.
Born in Budapest in 1939. After being an intern at, and working as stage manager for the Hungarian Film Production Company (MAFILM) he graduated from the Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in film directing in 1964. While being employed by the Hungarian Film Production Company he was also member of the Béla Balázs Studio. In his films, like in his first feature film Clowns on the Wall he was first to represent the teenagers of the sixties searching for a place in society. Since 1989 he has been manager and producer of Hunnia Filmstúdió.