Men and Banners

Hungarian historical adventure film, 1962, directed by: Zoltán Várkonyi – Bonus feature: Confessions about Várkonyi.

This romantic historical adventure film depicts the events of the war of independence 1848-49 by telling the story of the Baradlays. Beyond presenting the heroic fight of the Hungarian nation in the wake of Jókai’s classic novel, Zoltán Várkonyi captivatingly portrays the Baradlay-brothers relying on their excellent representation by the most popular actors of the nineteen-sixties.

Produced by Mafilm 4. Játékfilmstúdió, Directed by Zoltán Várkonyi, Written by Móra Jókai, Screenplay by János Erdődi, Cast Mária Sulyok, Tibor Bitskey, Károly Mécs, Géza Tordy, Ilona Béres, Director of Photography István Hildebrand, Music by Ferenc Farkas, Set Designer: Béla Zeichán, Costume Designer: Zsazsa Lázár, Rudolf Láng, Edited by Zoltán Kerényi, Head of Studio: István Nemeskürty

Language: Hungarian
Audio: 2.0
Colour: Colour
Subtitles: English
Format 2.35:1
Running Time 159'

Bonus Feature:

Confessions about Várkonyi, Directed by János Lestár, 1986 Mafilm HDS

Published and distributed by Hungarian National Film Fund – Film Archive, 2017