A Very Moral Night
Colour drama Hungary, directed by Károly Makk, 1977. Kelepei, the disreputable student, billets himself in a brothel and quickly becomes the girls’ favourite.
How does the Madam, for the sake of Mama, manage to transform the whorehouse into a refined ladies college, where in this game her ‘chicks’ can have their longed-for world. - Károly Makk speaks about the brilliant acting, the censor and the back stage secrets in the director’s commentary. Similarly to Szerelem (Love) and Macskajáték (Catsplay), the world of turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau is evoked in this fairy tale-like satirical film based on the novella A vöröslámpás ház (House with the Red Light) by Sándor Hunyady. Kelepei, the disreputable student, billets himself in a brothel and quickly becomes the girls’ favourite. Unexpectedly, his elderly mother travels up from the countryside to pay a visit and the girls make every effort to keep up appearances.
Produced by Dialóg Filmstúdió, Directed by Károly Makk, Written by Sándor Hunyady, Screenplay by István Örkény, Péter Bacsó, Cast Irén Psota, Margit Makay, Carla Romanelli, György Cserhalmi, Györgyi Tarján, Mari Kiss, Director of Photography János Tóth, Music by Tamás Balassa P., Sound by János Réti, Edited by György Sivó, Set designer Tamás Vayer, Costume by Emőke Csengey, Photo Ferenc Markovics, Movie Poster Design Wanda Szyksznian.
Format (4:3) 1:1.83
Running Time 95’
Audiocommentary by Makk Károly, Gelencsér Gábor
Published and distributed by Hungarian National Film Fund – Film Archive, 2018