SKU 6417

THE LOVES OF LISZT (1970) * with switchable English subtitles *

Directed by Márton Keleti Writing Credits (in alphabetical order) Imre Keszi Leonid Lyubashevsky ... (as Leonid Del)Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification Imre Sinkovits Imre Sinkovits ... Ferenc Liszt Ariadna Shengelaia Ariadna Shengelaia ... Carolyne (as Ariadna Shengelaya) Sándor Pécsi Sándor Pécsi ... Belloni Igor Dmitriev Igor Dmitriev ... Prince Wittgenstein Klara Luchko Klara Luchko ... Marie D'Agoult Larisa Trembovelskaya Larisa Trembovelskaya ... Lola Montez (as Larissa Trembovelskaya) Irina Gubanova Irina Gubanova ... Olga Janina Tamás Major Tamás Major ... IX. Pius pápa Klári Tolnay Klári Tolnay ... Kozima, Liszt leánya Lajos Básti Lajos Básti ... Trefort Ágost, kultuszminiszter Ferenc Bessenyei Ferenc Bessenyei ... Vörösmarty Ádám Szirtes Ádám Szirtes ... Miska Pyotr Shelokhonov Pyotr Shelokhonov ... Glinka, Russian composer (as P. Shelokhonov) Rest of cast listed alphabetically: Natalya Baytalskaya Natalya Baytalskaya Gennadi Bednostyn Gennadi Bednostyn Tibor Bitskey Tibor Bitskey Kornél Gelley Kornél Gelley ... Pap Péter Huszti Péter Huszti Sergei Ivanov Sergei Ivanov Sergei Karnovich-Valua Sergei Karnovich-Valua Zsolt Kocsy Zsolt Kocsy Ivan Kolejev Ivan Kolejev Valentin Kulik Valentin Kulik György Kálmán György Kálmán ... Rendõrfönök Vasili Leonov Vasili Leonov Gábor Mádi Szabó Gábor Mádi Szabó ... Liszt apja László Márkus László Márkus ... Herceg Sergey Polezhaev Sergey Polezhaev Andrei Popov Andrei Popov ... (voice) Emmanuil Shvartsberg Emmanuil Shvartsberg Anatoliy Shvederskiy Anatoliy Shvederskiy Bertalan Solti Bertalan Solti Sándor Suka Sándor Suka ... Haydn Vera Szemere Vera Szemere ... Liszt anyja Géza Tordy Géza Tordy Marina Yurasova Marina Yurasova ... Tsar's sister Zoltán Latinovits Zoltán Latinovits ... Prince (voice) (uncredited) Ildikó Pécsi Ildikó Pécsi ... Lola Montes (voice) (uncredited) Svyatoslav Richter Svyatoslav Richter ... Pianist (uncredited) Éva Ruttkai Éva Ruttkai ... Carolyne (voice) (uncredited)

Virtuoso pianist and equally talented composer Franz Liszt tours Europe and is an instant hit everywhere. In Imperial Russia, the Czar is so impressed with Liszt's playing, he even managed to shut up for the duration of the composer's concert. Women pursue him with abandon and Liszt is not immune to their charms. Eventually, he falls for Princess Carolyne in Russia and she leaves her husband for him. She is to be his final love (of many). He composes Dream of Love and dedicates it to her. The Church, however, prevents his marriage to Caroline, because she is unable to formally terminate her marriage to the man she left behind in Russia. This, however, is just an anecdote for Liszt's continual struggle in life: he is beloved, but is never really happy in his personal life. Only through his music is he able to express himself.

DVD-R is in Hungarian with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 170 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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