Young honest public official is sworn in after his predecessor had to leave due to a corruption scandal. Soon, the young idealist discovers just how far-reaching the corruption is in his town and how easy it is to become corrupt yourself.

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Sándor Csányi ...
Kopjáss István
Ildikó Tóth ...
Szentkálnay Lina
Károly Eperjes ...
Kardics Soma
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Szentkálnay Magdaléna
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Tibor Szilágyi ...
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Ferenc Kállai ...
Berci bácsi
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Kati néni
József Madaras ...
Koldus
Csaba Pindroch ...
Keék Imri
Eliza Sodró ...
Julis
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Zsolt László ...
Martiny Laci
Dénes Ujlaky ...
Alprefektus (as Újlaki Dénes)
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Young honest public official is sworn in after his predecessor had to leave due to a corruption scandal. Soon, the young idealist discovers just how far-reaching the corruption is in his town and how easy it is to become corrupt yourself.

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9 February 2006 (Hungary)  »

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HUF 390,000,000 (estimated)
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Jirí Menzel's Hungarian dubbing voice was István Szabó, the director of the movie. See more »

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Version of Rokonok (1954) See more »

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7 November 2006 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

This yarn, all about how the little guy who Goes Into Politics Only To Be Corrupted could be, you could say, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, only to meet his doom. The lead character is hired to be the new Attorney General for the town. Of course, power = friendship, and soon, a lot of friends and relatives he didn't know he had come out of the woodwork to try to get a piece of him. This film was alright, was a tad slow, but I really liked the acting in this one. Director István Szabó certainly knows how to handle the camera, and the script was filled with lots of metaphors (ha ha! Pigs!) to keep me entertained. so all in all, this was pretty good, but not something I would run out to see again.


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