In the turmoilous 18th century, young poor Hungarian aristocrat Jonas helps Szaffi, a young pretty gypsy Romani girl and the illegitimate daughter of a Turkish pasha, get the treasure that's owed to her by the right of inheritance.
I was thinking about giving this movie a 1 mark (the worst), but after some consideration I decided not to: I appreciate the creativeness of some of the animations, even though I think the story (as so often in Hungarian movies) extremely weak. In fact, there is no story, there are loosely coupled episodes that are supposed to remind us proud Hungarians not to forget our roots. I do remember my roots, so I don't need the reminder. I would need something else: a film that is more than just a lightweight history lesson; a film that presents our history in a non-schematic, powerful way. This is not that movie.
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