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Merry-Go-Round (1956)

Körhinta (original title)
In a rural scenery in the throes of difficult changes lives a humble but promising young farmer girl called Mari Pataki. Her father forbids her from seeing the man she loves. The father, ... See full summary »

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Zoltán Fábri
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mari Töröcsik ... Pataki Mari (as Törõcsik Mari)
Imre Soós Imre Soós ... Bíró Máté
Ádám Szirtes ... Farkas Sándor
Béla Barsi Béla Barsi ... Pataki István
Manyi Kiss Manyi Kiss ... Patakiné
Gyula Bakos Gyula Bakos
Antal Farkas ... Samu János
József Juhász József Juhász
Flóra Kádár Flóra Kádár
Ervin Kibédi Ervin Kibédi
Mária Kovács Mária Kovács ... (as C. Kovács Mária)
László Kozák László Kozák
János Makláry János Makláry ... Elszámoltatóbizottság tagja
László Misoga László Misoga ... Sógor
Piri Peéry Piri Peéry
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Storyline

In a rural scenery in the throes of difficult changes lives a humble but promising young farmer girl called Mari Pataki. Her father forbids her from seeing the man she loves. The father, above all preoccupied by work on the fields and prospective wealth, decides to give his daughter in marriage to an old but rich man with whom he does business. Land marries land, he says. This seems to be the unyielding rule of the Hungarian peasantry. But the young lover is ready to stand up to any challenge to keep Maris love.

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Romance | Drama

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Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

2 February 1956 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Merry-Go-Round See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mafilm,Mokép See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Voted as one of the "12 Best Hungarian Films 1948-1968" by Hungarian filmmakers and critics ("Budapest 12") in 1968 and then again as one of the "12 Best Hungarian Films" ("New Budapest 12") in 2000. See more »

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Referenced in Nyugattól keletre, avagy a média diszkrét bája (1994) See more »

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Pacing
21 April 2007 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Oh boy and I thought my Event Horizon review will get me into trouble ... I watched this movie for the first time in 2006 at the International Film Festival in Berlin. Since this movie is 50 years old, it's clear that the pacing is slow. But that wasn't the main point that bothered me.

Because in general I also like slow paced films. It is just that the story as it was on screen didn't appeal to me. And that might only be me (I'm not here to offend any lover of this movie, especially as this was hailed by the critics in Cannes), because the movie itself is well executed. But I think there could be more here ... So if you like slow paced movies, which play in a village, where people live that might have more to them, than they initially show, than this might appeal to you (more than it did to me) (yes there is an underlying social commentary in there, but again it didn't leave me with an impression)


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