SKU 5513

TEN THOUSAND SUNS (Tízezer nap) (1967) * with switchable English subtitles *

Ferenc Kósa Writers: Sándor Csoóri, Imre Gyöngyössy | 1 more credit » Stars: Tibor Molnár, Gyöngyi Bürös, János Koltai

Ten Thousand Suns is a strong drama that skillfully draws on the best traditions of Hungarian populism - which is rich in balladry and folklore, and relies on beauty of expression as the only defense against poverty - and at the same time is a lyrical appraisal of, and a farewell to, the centuries-old credos of rural Hungary. The story focuses on a farmer who had spent the years before the war in poverty, a man whose life is rooted in the soil. In the period of the mandatory collectivization of agriculture, he refuses to enter the co-operative farm and is arrested. Kósa relates this man’s individual story against a backdrop of the general story of his entire village over a period of 30 years (or 10,000 days): from before the war, through the year 1956, to the sixties. The peasant returns from jail, and both he and his wife - who waited for him during his years of imprisonment - are too weary to believe that there could be a better life. To their son, their life seems like a distant, strange past. 

DVD-R is in Hungarian with switchable English subtitles.  Approx. 102 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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