This epic story takes place between 1820 and 1860 during the Habsburg Monarchy, and portrays the life one of the greatest Hungarian aristocrats - Count Széchenyi - who was born with ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Music sets you free!

Director: Gergely Fonyó
Stars: Tamás Szabó Kimmel, Iván Fenyö, Tünde Kiss
Macskafogó (1986)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

In the year 80 AMM (After Mickey Mouse) on planet X the crime-syndicated Cats try to erase the Mouse-population once and for all. A scientist of the mice, prof. Fushimishi seems to have ... See full summary »

Director: Béla Ternovszky
Stars: Miklós Benedek, Gyula Bodrogi, Ilona Béres
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

At the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, the Hungarian water polo team faces off against the Russians in what will become known as one of the bloodiest matches in the sport's history.

Director: Krisztina Goda
Stars: Kata Dobó, Iván Fenyö, Sándor Csányi
Argo (2004)
Comedy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The crew of Tibi Balogh sets out on a journey across Hungary to get the ancient Gold Owl statue, as well as the Milk Man. The treasure is worth millions, who gets there first?

Director: Attila Árpa
Stars: Lajos Kovács, Sándor Oszter, László Görög
Indul a bakterház (TV Movie 1980)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Story of a mischievous outspoken kid in a small Hungarian town.

Director: Sándor Mihályfy
Stars: Imre Olvasztó, Róbert Koltai, Teri Horváth
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Minister and the Secretary of the Opposition party go to a 5 star hotel to conduct a secret affair. Their plans are ruined when they discover a corpse lodged in the window of their room.

Directors: András Kern, Róbert Koltai
Stars: András Kern, Róbert Koltai, Sándor Gáspár
Eldorádó (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Géza Bereményi
Stars: Károly Eperjes, Judit Pogány, Enikõ Eszenyi
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Robin Monroe, a New York magazine editor, and the gruff pilot Quinn Harris must put aside their mutual dislike if they are to survive after crash landing on a deserted South Seas island.

Director: Ivan Reitman
Stars: Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, David Schwimmer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Károly Eperjes ...
Irina Lachina ...
Crescence
Ervin Nagy ...
Can Togay ...
Lajos Batthyányi
...
Marius Bodochi ...
Karl Clam-Martinitz
Iván Darvas ...
Adél Kováts ...
Caroline Mead
Sándor Gáspár ...
Pál Széchenyi
Tibor Gáspár ...
Lajos Széchenyi
Dezsö Garas ...
Felsenthal
Attila Kaszás ...
Necosek
László Sinkó ...
Péter Haumann ...
Dr. Coenget
József Szarvas ...
Mihály Kiss
Edit

Storyline

This epic story takes place between 1820 and 1860 during the Habsburg Monarchy, and portrays the life one of the greatest Hungarian aristocrats - Count Széchenyi - who was born with extra-ordinary mental and spiritual talents. In the years following the fall of Napoleon the young count Széchenyi irresponsibly seduces his brother's wife, and the consequent scandal ruins his career as an army officer. After the sudden death of his humiliated lover Count Széchenyi drastically changes his character from that of a shallow young man into a responsible nobleman seeking to conquer his fate by creating great achievements in his remaining life. A great friendship and a special new love help the count to overcome all other obstacles. Széchenyi becomes one of the most famous politicians of his time. He is chosen as the leader of the opposition, and as such he becomes the enemy of the Habsburgs. However, Széchenyi has never intended to go against his aristocratic upbringing and to be part of a ... Written by Zoltan Furedi

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 April 2002 (Hungary)  »

Also Known As:

Im Schatten der Brücke  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Károly Eperjes refused to do the suicide scene as it is against his Catholic religion. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
chaotic script destroys this promising movie
29 May 2002 | by (Budapest, HUNGARY) – See all my reviews

The most expensive Hungarian movie ever, budgeted from a special state found: this raised some political criticism before its premiere, as it showed the government's ignorance towards the "democratic" channels of film-sponsorship. The film will probably benefit financially from this controversy, as people seem to fill the cinemas, which is a rare phenomenon for local movies. The relatively huge amount of money was needed as this is a costume movie about the life of the "Greatest Hungarian" count Széchenyi István who lived in the XIX. century and contributed a lot towards the development of the nation in the first half of the century. The movie is spectacular and acting is rather good, too. Unfortunately the story is probably too much encyclopedical, and the viewer sometimes cannot follow what is happening and why. Instead of trying to show all aspects of his eventful life, the writers should have concentrated on a limited subject.


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A hídember (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?