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The Battle of Mohács
(A mohácsi vész)
(2003, feature, 35mm, colour, 85 min.)
Director of photography:
Lyuhász Lyácint Bt.
Bujtor Balázs Group
Hungária Média és Sportmenedzsment Ltd
Ironic Hungarian film. With a lot of music. With a lot of bon mot. It takes places in modern times, and in 1526 by turn.
Hungarians lost their hopes, and their chance to become a great power in 1526. It was in this year that Suleyman, the Turkish sultan, shattered one of Europe’s strongest armies, that of the Hungarians and the German, Polish and Southern Slavic troops who joined them. At Mohács. Ever since Hungarians think back to the ”Golden Age” before the battle of Mohács with nostalgic feelings. Kapa and Pepe, the two heroes of our film, time warp with a strange and childishly primitive time-machine and travel back to the 16th century. They meet Sultan Suleyman. They scare him to death with their magic tricks. They get Suleyman to sign a declaration, saying he has never been to Mohács and never fought against the Hungarians, which he then signs. The power of the Hungarians continues. Everybody is learning Hungarian, even the sultan and his escort, as well as all the Turks, Tartars, Russians, Germans, English, etc. The whole world. Since that time the lingua franca, i.e. the universal language of mediation, has been Hungarian. Even in Black Africa.
The dream, this ridiculous illusion, is smashed to pieces by a young singer and poet. He ”diverts” the audience back to reality. At the end of the film.