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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 »

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Mafilm,Mokép See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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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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Edited into Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012) See more »

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Masterpiece!!!
5 April 2008 | by cibyll-1See all my reviews

I'm from Hungary like this masterpiece. Zoltán Fábri the famous director made an excellent work about the story how the hard working people of Hungary lived in the '50s. Mari Törőcsik is still one of our favorite and talented actress and her partner here, Imre Soós was maybe our best actor at the time. He died young, so I think we must be proud of his energetic acting what he shows us in this movie. The most known words of this year was: "Land marries land". This tells us everything about the life in the middle '50s in our country. The cinematography is wonderful, also the classic Hungarian folk music which we can listen all the time. Maybe nowdays this kind of movie is too slow, and most of the teenagers smiles when they see this. But it was true, and very sad. Life is much more easier in 2008. But our grandparents lived there, and it was not easy. I've loved them telling about the past much more than everything, life is sometimes too short! I hold them in reverence! So, let's go and see this movie because it's a real unique art of cinema!


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