Szindbád (1971) AKA Sinbad


Faced with death, Sindbad looks back on his life. Old photos and letters evoke past loves and short-lived passions. In these rambling memories, he recalls past moments of pleasure in a woman’s smile or a magnificent lunch. The plastic world of remembering is demonstrated by the freely flowing visual images. This poetic vision made on the basis of the Sindbad short stories by Gyula Krúdy is a core work of Hungarian film. Zoltán Huszárik builds up a strange world from fragments of events, visual shards and subjective feelings.

Director: Zoltán Huszárik. AKA Sinbad
Writers: Zoltán Huszárik (screenplay), Gyula Krúdy (stories), János Tóth (screenplay).
Stars: Zoltán Latinovits, Éva Ruttkai, Eva Leelossy, Margit Dajka, Anna Nagy, Györgyi Andai, Erika Szegedi, Anna Muszte, Sándor Horváth, Éva Pap, Anna Czako, Zoltán Zelk, Ildikó Bánsági, Mária Medgyesi, Ernõ Szénási, Maya Szilágyi, Zsuzsa Balogh, Anna Pardi.


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One Comment

  1. Michael
    December 8, 2023

    Stunning visually and maybe one of the most evocative and beautiful films ever made. Brings to life a time and place long gone and proof that the main character, a cad, does not need to be likeable.

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