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Narcissus and Psyche (1980)

Nárcisz és Psyché (original title)
Narcisus and Psyche is based on a novel by Sandor Weores which was adapted by Vilmos Csaplar and director Gabor Body for a feature-length, 140-minute film. Borrowing the character of Psyche... See full summary »

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Patricia Adriani ...
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Nárcisz - Laci Tóth
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Baron Zedlitz / Nárcisz
Agnes Horvath ...
Ilse
Éva Tóth ...
Klára Rhédey
Dénes Ujlaky ...
Kosztolányi
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Zoltán Bonta ...
Romanian officer
Hunor Bucz ...
Márton Vass
Ingrid Caven ...
Ingrid
Nicole Coren ...
Ninon
Sándor Csutoros
János Derzsi ...
Lovászi
Miklós Erdély ...
Eberhardt professor
Sándor Erdélyi ...
Fidél Filippovics
András Fekete
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Narcisus and Psyche is based on a novel by Sandor Weores which was adapted by Vilmos Csaplar and director Gabor Body for a feature-length, 140-minute film. Borrowing the character of Psyche from mythology and placing her in Europe in the 19th century, the authors give her a "modern" life. She is an attractive young woman - and remains so throughout the film, in spite of one hardship after another. Psyche is libidinous, and her prurient interests shock her staid contemporaries. For reasons that the viewer is left to ponder, her life is almost a living punishment for her sexual laxity. Her child is taken away and killed, and although she is in love with her tutor, who has syphilis, she marries another man. She is suffering herself from some affliction, which leads to hospital scenes that are acerbic commentaries on 19th c. Western medicine. Psyche is about to leave for America with her husband, when the story takes another abrupt turn. Written by Eleanor Mannikka

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