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The Tyrant's Heart (1981)

A zsarnok szíve, avagy Boccaccio Magyarországon (original title)
A historical drama set in the 1400s, about a young man sent to Italy but is forced back after his father's mysterious death.

Director:

Miklós Jancsó
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Teresa Ann Savoy ... Katalin
László Gálffi ... Gáspár (as Gálffy László)
József Madaras József Madaras ... Károly
Ninetto Davoli ... Filippo
László Márkus László Márkus
Géza D. Hegedüs Géza D. Hegedüs ... Csuhás (as Hegedüs D. Géza)
György Cserhalmi ... Ferhád Pasha
Miklós Köllõ Miklós Köllõ
Gábor Dóra Gábor Dóra
Mihály Csikós Mihály Csikós
Katalin Dõry Katalin Dõry
Éva Preisinger Éva Preisinger
Irén Kispál Irén Kispál
Katalin Preisinger-Keller Katalin Preisinger-Keller
Géza Melczer-Lukács Géza Melczer-Lukács
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A historical drama set in the 1400s, about a young man sent to Italy but is forced back after his father's mysterious death.

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Teresa Ann Savoy is so beautiful!
27 April 2020 | by feministafanaticoSee all my reviews

Miklos Jancsó is perhaps the most well-known hungarian director outside of Hungary. "A Zsarnok Szive..." is the second and last collaboration between the director and the very beautiful but underused english actress Teresa Ann Savoy (whose most "famous" role in cinema was that of Drusilla in the controversial "Caligula"). In their first collaboration, Savoy was wasted in the role of a depraved hermaphrodite in the bizarre "Vizi Private, Pubbliche Virtú" (1975). In this second collaboration, also co-wrote by Giovanna Gagliardo, Teresa plays a queen in a medieval court, who spends most of her time in a kind of trance. Fans of the actress, like me, will be disappointed to find that, despite appearing first on the cast credits, she hasn't much screen time, but when she appears, It is very worthwhile, because her beauty is incomparable. The plot of the film seems to be confusing, especially because I watched it in hungarian, with french subtitles. Hungarian, I don't understand anything, and french, I understand very little. However, if you, like me, are in love with the beauty of Teresa Ann Savoy, give this film a try. She is wonderful!


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Country:

Hungary | Italy

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

26 October 1981 (Hungary) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Hungary

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1.85 : 1
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