(1968, feature, 35mm, black/white, 98 min., cinemascope)
Director of photography:
MAFILM - Studio 1.
Edit, who became the wife of a politician out of a simple peasant girl, suddenly becomes a widow as a result of an accident. She never loved her husband. She lives a wealthy and lonely life amidst false friends, facing one of the last alternatives of her life, i.e. having to face her past in the hope of an independent new beginning. Her sons do not even try to understand her. István, who is of the opposite political conviction than his father used to be but has the same autoctratic personality, blames her intention to give up her life-insurance and luxurious apartment on hysteria. He has her wacthed by Kati, his fiancée, at their summer resort at Lake Balaton in order to prevent her from violating his father's authority and destroying appearance. Although Edit is too weak to change, Kati is astonished to see István's limitless brutality, and leaves him. (Source: Hungarian Film Institute)