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The Stationmaster Meets His Match (1980)

Indul a bakterház (original title)
Story of a mischievous outspoken kid in a small Hungarian town.


Sándor Mihályfy


Sándor Rideg (novel), György Schwajda




Complete credited cast:
Imre Olvasztó Imre Olvasztó ... Bendegúz
Róbert Koltai ... A Bakter
Teri Horváth Teri Horváth ... A Banya
Péter Haumann Péter Haumann ... A Patás
Piroska Molnár ... Anya
János Zách János Zách ... Suszter
László Czuczor László Czuczor ... Paraszt (as Cuczor László)
Ildikó Pécsi Ildikó Pécsi ... Csámpás Rozi
László Bánhidi László Bánhidi ... Konc Bácsi (as Bánhidy László)
István Szilágyi István Szilágyi ... A Piócás
László Csákányi László Csákányi ... Buga Jóska
Károly Gyulai Károly Gyulai ... Marhakereskedõ
Antal Farkas ... Csendör
Gábor Harsányi Gábor Harsányi ... Csendõr


Story of a mischievous outspoken kid in a small Hungarian town.

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Among the most popular Hungarian family films, apart from it's satiric theme, and sometimes harsh language. See more »


In the middle of the dumpling fight scene Imre Olvasztó throws Róbert Koltai in the eye. Koltai leaves the room, holding his face. However he is seen in the room lying under the table in the next shot. See more »


Bendegúz: Sad and strange things have happened to me that you wouldn't believe! I've heard people say that I'm a peculiar lad and others say I should have been hanged at birth. They say I won't make an honest man either way. They even told my old mother to wring my neck and sooner rather than later.
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I'm not Hungarian, but this is still bonkers entertainment!
1 May 2015 | by dholliday-imdbSee all my reviews

I really rate Kontroll, and liked Szomorú Vasárnap too, so was looking forward to another Hungarian picture, but there was no way that those two films would prepare me for the raw slapstick of Indul a Bakterház! I must admit to being caught offguard: the first half-hour I had no clue what I was watching, the poor audio re-dubbing of the original language didn't help. Eventually I got bedded in and ended up enjoying the unfolding chaos, with its memorably-bonkers characters - who are apparently not as exaggerated as one might think! - and well-played main role from the übercheeky young lad.

6/10 is the minimum rating I give for films I would consider worth watching: there might not have been much else to Indul a Bakterház, but it's worth enough for most of you to have a go.

So recommended if you're interested in foreign films which show you hidden elements of their culture using daft comedy (in this case eccentric village farm hands from bygone days), without any concession to outsiders. Imagine showing Benny Hill & League of Gentlemen to a native Hungarian...you get the idea.

Not particularly recommended if you're looking for more universally-appreciable examples of Hungarian cinema.

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Release Date:

12 November 1980 (Hungary) See more »

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The Stationmaster Meets His Match See more »

Filming Locations:

Csabony, Hungary See more »

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1.33 : 1
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