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Az aranyember (1962)

Michael Tímar, captain of the St. Barbara, marries the daughter of a Turkish aristocrat on the run. While skilfully managing his wife fortune, Tímar is torn between the demands of bourgeois civilization and the ideal of freedom.

Director:

Viktor Gertler

Writers:

Viktor Gertler, Mór Jókai (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
András Csorba András Csorba ... Tímár Mihály
Ilona Béres Ilona Béres ... Tímea
Ernö Szabó Ernö Szabó ... Ali Csorbadzsi
Marianne Krencsey Marianne Krencsey ... Athalie
Zoltán Greguss Zoltán Greguss ... Brazovics
Hilda Gobbi Hilda Gobbi ... Brazovicsné
Frigyes Bárány Frigyes Bárány ... Kacsuka Imre
Ildikó Pécsi Ildikó Pécsi ... Noémi
Juci Komlós Juci Komlós ... Teréza
Zoltán Latinovits Zoltán Latinovits ... Kristyán Tódor
Károly Kovács Károly Kovács ... Miniszter
András Ambrus András Ambrus
Ilona Andrási Ilona Andrási
Éva Ágh Éva Ágh
Béla Barsi Béla Barsi ... Sándorovics Cirill
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Michael Tímar, captain of the St. Barbara, marries the daughter of a Turkish aristocrat on the run. While skilfully managing his wife fortune, Tímar is torn between the demands of bourgeois civilization and the ideal of freedom.

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Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

13 December 1962 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Goldmensch See more »

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Production Co:

Hunnia Filmgyár See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The first Hungarian movie filmed in anamorphic widescreen. Agascope cameras for the production were borrowed from Sweden. See more »

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Version of Az aranyember (1919) See more »

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Weak adaptation
12 May 2006 | by ibajanSee all my reviews

I do not agree with Meitschi, since this is not a good adaptation of the novel. It is a very important thing in the novel that the readers see Mihály Tímár's doubts, and his fights with himself. He is a complicated, but good person.

After he has found Csorbadzsi's treasure, he thinks a lot, what he should do with it: If he gave it to Timea, her uncle, Brazovics would steal it. So he decides to keep it for himself to be able to rise the amount of the treasure by making good business with it. But he is still not sure that he has made the good choice: his conscience is not relaxed. And all these important things were omitted.

It was said in the film too, that Tímár helped many other people by his money . But it was not disclosed that he could help Teréza and Noémi only by his money, to be the island their property.

In Füred Krisztyán told Tímár a long story about his adventures, but in the film it was very short. I think it should have been longer.

But Dódi was really Mihály's and Noémi's child. We can understand it from the book, too.


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