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The Annunciation (1984)

Angyali üdvözlet (original title)
When Adam and Eve having succumbed to Lucifer's temptation, are cast out of the Garden of Eden, Adam holds Lucifer to his promise, reminding him that "You said I would know everything!". So... See full summary »

Director:

András Jeles

Writers:

András Jeles, Imre Madách (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Péter Bocsor Péter Bocsor ... Adam / Ádám
Júlia Mérö Júlia Mérö ... Eve / Éva
Eszter Gyalog Eszter Gyalog ... Lucifer
György Belme György Belme
Róbert Borók Róbert Borók
Attila Dobay Attila Dobay
Evelin Fehér Evelin Fehér
Réka Gévai Réka Gévai
Ferenc Foltányi Ferenc Foltányi
Mariann Kaposi Mariann Kaposi
László Jenei László Jenei
Mónika Oláh Mónika Oláh
Katalin Köhler Katalin Köhler
Attila Rácz Attila Rácz
András Papp Takács András Papp Takács
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When Adam and Eve having succumbed to Lucifer's temptation, are cast out of the Garden of Eden, Adam holds Lucifer to his promise, reminding him that "You said I would know everything!". So Lucifer grants Adam a dream of the world to come. And what a bizarre dream: Adam becomes Miltiades in Athens; a knight called Tancred in Byzantium; Kepler in Prague; Danton in revolutionary Paris; and a nameless suitor in Victorian London. Guided by a deceptively sweet but ultimately contemptuous Lucifer, Adam confronts an endless procession of the horror of the human story - rapists and concubines, betrayal and savagery, mindless cruelty and fanaticism.

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Genres:

Drama

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The nude characters are played by children. See more »

Connections

Version of The Tragedy of Man (2011) See more »

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History, Genesis and the Children of God
14 June 2005 | by thinker1691See all my reviews

The Annunciation is a film which you should watch when you have nothing better to do on an otherwise humdrum day. From the first to last this movie is a kaleidoscope of images, created to mesmerize the mind. Director Andras Jeles uses child actors to weave a visual tapestry of Godly virtues and human weakness intertwine with historical events. Somewhere between the Creation of Man and his Redemption, the viewer is set adrift in a sea of spectral images, who' purpose is known only to the director or to Pablo Picasso. Despite some provocative moments such as baring all with a nude Adam and Eve, the collage of words and historical settings the film overwhelm the viewer and destroys what little message the director intended to impart. From a Western point of view this film is far too complicated to be easily absorbed and thus fails to be recognized as anything but an art form gone mad.


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Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

20 September 1984 (Hungary) See more »

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Mafilm See more »
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Mono

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Color
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