Shot in B&W, Gyula Gazdag’s film follows the surreal and often comic quests of young Andris, an orphan searching for a father who doesn’t exist, and Orban, a government clerk who’s had enough of oppressive bureaucracy.
A train’s passengers tries to make the engine even faster, using very unique ways.
This black-and-white cartoon captures the last few moments of a prisoner arriving at the place of execution before the weapons roll. The darkness before death is preceded by the darkness of a blindfold that allows only two bands of light into the world. This is the last time the prisoner can see the nose of his shoes on the pavement.
Angi Vera is a strikingly beautiful 18-year-old assistant nurse living in postwar Hungary. When she speaks out publicly about problems at her hospital, she’s not condemned by the new communist regime — she’s earmarked for big things. Sent to a party training school in a rural town, she must debate the nation’s new philosophies with other “chosen” pupils.
Austrian soldier Klaus Schneider is shot in the head during combat in World War I. As he recovers under the watch of Dr. Bettleheim, Schneider discovers he has the ability to read minds and see the future. Renaming himself Erik Jan Hanussen, he uses his new abilities to make money in Germany as a mind reader. Soon, Hanussen predicts the rise of Hitler and World War II, which raises his profile while also endangering his life.
A trio of young men leave a piano by the beach while chasing love interests. Several beach-goers have a go at playing creating an impromptu concert.
During World War II, a group of Hungarian peasants work as migrant farm workers in northern Germany, enjoying good wages and the company of their families. But after they witness the ill-treatment of POWs there, they return to Hungary where they are plunged into the realities of the war.
In this grim story, three murders of young girls are committed in a similar manner, and their bodies are all found in the woods. The only suspect, a young man assumed to be a pedophile, commits suicide during the investigation. A policeman becomes obsessed with solving the mystery of this serial killer and he continues to investigate even after he has been taken off the case.