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István, a király (1984)

After the death of Géza, the Hungarian monarch, his son István and his brother Koppány gets in a conflict for the Hungarian throne. Their battle should settle the fate of Hungary: whether it adopts Christianity or remains in Paganism.

Director:

Gábor Koltay

Writers:

Miklós Boldizsár (from play "Ezredforduló"), János Bródy (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
László Pelsöczy László Pelsöczy ... István
Miklós Varga Miklós Varga ... István (singing voice)
Gyula Vikidál Gyula Vikidál ... Koppány
Katalin Berek Katalin Berek ... Sarolt (as Kati Berek)
Bernadette Sára Bernadette Sára ... Gizella (as Bernadett Sára)
Máté Victor Máté Victor ... Asztrik
Jácint Juhász Jácint Juhász ... Sebestyén
Lajos Balázsovits Lajos Balázsovits ... Vecellin
Gyula Deák Bill Gyula Deák Bill ... Torda (as Gyula Deák 'Bill')
Feró Nagy Feró Nagy ... Laborc (as 'Feró' Nagy)
Ottilia Kovács Ottilia Kovács ... Réka
Márta Sebestyén Márta Sebestyén ... Réka (singing voice)
Péter Balázs Péter Balázs ... Bese
Sándor Sörös Sándor Sörös ... Solt
Sándor Szakácsi Sándor Szakácsi ... Sur
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After the death of Géza, the Hungarian monarch, his son István and his brother Koppány gets in a conflict for the Hungarian throne. Their battle should settle the fate of Hungary: whether it adopts Christianity or remains in Paganism.

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History | Music

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Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian | Latin

Release Date:

19 April 1984 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Kung Istvan See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was the 3rd biggest Hungarian box-office hit in the 1980s. (The first two are: _Vuk (1981)_ and _Pogány madonna, A (1980)_.) See more »

Soundtracks

Nincs más út csak az Isten útja
Lyrics by János Bródy
Music by Levente Szörényi
Performed by Miklós Varga, Gyula Vikidál and the vocal chorus
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a very good musical
1 February 2000 | by sem-2See all my reviews

This is probably the best Hungarian rock musical ever made. Largely unknown outside Hungary, it boasts impressive music score and builds on strong Hungarian rock traditions. It does borrow some elements from Jewison's JCS, though.


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