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II. Budapest Classic Film Marathon: 80 Hussars


Drama | Hungary, 124 min, 1978
in Hungarian with English subtitles

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Director: Sándor Sára

Cinematographer: Sándor Sára
Music: András Szőllőssy

Cast: László Dózsa, Géza Tordy, József Madaras, György Cserhalmi, Sándor Oszter, Jácint Juhász, Sándor Szabó

The director-cinematographer’s monumental historic film 80 Hussars’ (1978) is based on the true story of the Lenkey regiment of hussars rushing from Poland to Hungary during the War of Independence of 1848. Only eighty of them made it back after enduring untold hardships, swimming across rivers, getting lost on mountain roads where both men and horses were injured on the rocky terrain, fleeing and hungry with invisible pursuers chasing after them, only to end up being caught in the midst of a snare set for them by the Habsburg Empire’s military forces. Through their stories Sára problematizes the irrationality and obsession beneath the surface of homesickness in a naturalistic way, looking back on the age through the lens of the events of 1956 and 1968.

Ticket information

Ticket price: 1000 HUF
Tickets are available at the Cassa of the Urania National Film Theatre (open every day 10:30-21:00, Credit Cards are accepted) and in the Ticket Sale System of Interticket (available in English too).

Pénztárnyitás és Emeleti kávézó: Az első előadás előtt 30 perccel.
Pénztárzárás: az utolsó előadás kezdetét követően 15 perccel.

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