The Lord's Lantern in Budapest (1999)

In the Kerepesi Street cemetery, three grave diggers contemplate the fate of the world, then they step out of this role and in a sequence of episodes they play the typical figures of contemporary Hungarian reality, the fat cat, the swashbuckler, the victim, underworld chieftains, and present little absurd dramas of love, marriage, friendship, public order and legal safety. The author and the film director walk among them all the time, contemplating, laughing at their plays. The stories starting from the graveyard and returning there warn of the inevitability of death. The author and the director (Gyula Hernádi and Miklós Jancsó) wisely make friends with death.

Directing:
  • Miklós Jancsó

Writing:
  • Miklós Jancsó
  • Gyula Hernádi
  • Ferenc Grunwalsky

Stars:
Release Date: 1999-01-28
themoviedb icon 6.3/10
  • Country: HU
  • Language: Magyar
  • Runtime: 103

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