Silence and Cry
(Csend és kiáltás)
(1968, feature, 35mm, black/white, 83 min., cinemascope)
Director of photography:
MAFILM - Studio 4.
The film parable of very few shots is based on the choreography of fear and humiliation. After 1919 István, the ex red soldier is hidden in an Alföld farm with the gendarme commander's silent consent. The gendarmes keep the neighbourhood in terror, they even watch the farmer, Károly, humiliate him and use him to conceal the traces of communist murders. They seduce Teréz and Anna, who use the absolute insecurity of laws to poison Károly and the old woman. István denounces them officially, knowing that he sealed his destinity. The commander offers him his own weapon for suicide. István shoots him first and then faces death. (Source: Hungarian Film Institute)