Silence and Cry

Csend és kiáltás
Director: Miklós Jancsó

Hungary, 1968, drama, 74 min., hungarian with french and lithuanian subtitles, N-13

The film parable of very few shots is based on the choreography of fear and humiliation. After 1919 István, the ex red soldier is hidden in an Alföld farm with the gendarme commander's silent consent. The gendarmes keep the neighbourhood in terror, they even watch the farmer, Károly, humiliate him and use him to conceal the traces of communist murders. They seduce Teréz and Anna, who use the absolute insecurity of laws to poison Károly and the old woman. István denounces them officially, knowing that he sealed his destiny. 

Section: Miklós Jancsó film retrospective

Screenplay: Gyula Hernádi

Dir. of Photography: János Kende

Producer: István Nemeskürty

Cast: Mari Törőcsik, József Madaras, Zoltán Latinovits, Andrea Drahota, András Kozák