After the death of Géza, the Hungarian monarch, his son István and his brother Koppány gets in a conflict for the Hungarian throne. Their battle should settle the fate of Hungary: whether it adopts Christianity or remains in Paganism.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
László Pelsöczy ...
István
Miklós Varga ...
István (singing voice)
Gyula Vikidál ...
Koppány
Katalin Berek ...
Sarolt (as Kati Berek)
Bernadette Sára ...
Gizella (as Bernadett Sára)
Máté Victor ...
Asztrik
Jácint Juhász ...
Sebestyén
Lajos Balázsovits ...
Vecellin
Gyula Deák Bill ...
Torda (as Gyula Deák 'Bill')
Feró Nagy ...
Laborc (as 'Feró' Nagy)
Ottilia Kovács ...
Réka
Márta Sebestyén ...
Réka (singing voice)
Péter Balázs ...
Bese
Sándor Sörös ...
Solt
Sándor Szakácsi ...
Sur
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After the death of Géza, the Hungarian monarch, his son István and his brother Koppány gets in a conflict for the Hungarian throne. Their battle should settle the fate of Hungary: whether it adopts Christianity or remains in Paganism.

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19 April 1984 (Hungary)  »

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This movie was the 3rd biggest Hungarian box-office hit in the 1980s. (The first two are: _Vuk (1981)_ and _Pogány madonna, A (1980)_.) See more »

Soundtracks

István, a király
Lyrics by János Bródy
Music by Levente Szörényi
Performed by Máté Victor, Miklós Varga and the vocal chorus
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Old and new fighting and living together
8 October 2003 | by (Magyarország) – See all my reviews

A marvelous representation of the duality of Hungarian spirit: respecting traditions and making innovations. The fight between the love of freedom and the need of adaptation to a new environment for security are expressed with music and dance. Koppány hangs on to the ancient roots, and freedom, István wants freedom by reforms and integration to the early Medieval Europe of Christian values. Their fight is not about lust for power but the responsibility for the future of the nation. All this with the rock music of Koppány and the more melodic tunes of István give an experience I still can recall, though I have seen the movie premiere 20 years ago.


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