Professor Hannibal

Black and white Hungarian drama, 1956, directed by Zoltán Fábri.

In order to feature the fortunes of Béla Nyúl, a marginal Latin teacher, father of four children, Fábri speaks about the show trials and methods under Rákosi’s dictatorship by referring the story to the pre-fascist movement of the Awakening Hungarians. His film is one of the first film parables, modern also in terms of its visual language, highlighting with unbelievable sensitivity how easily the affections of the crowds can be manipulated.

Produced by Magyar Filmgyártó Vállalat, Directed by Zoltán Fábri, Written by Ferenc Móra, Screenplay by Zoltán Fábri, Péter Szász, István Gyenes, Cast: Ernő Szabó, Manyi Kiss, Zoltán Makláry, Noémi Apor, Zoltán Greguss, Ferenc  Bessenyei, Director of Photography: Ferenc Szécsényi, Music by Zdenkó Tamássy, Sound by György Pintér, Set Designer Iván Ambrózy, Costume Designer: Teréz Nagyajtay, Edited by Ferencné  Szécsényi, Photo: Tibor Inkey, Movie Poster Design by István Köpeczi Bócz

Language: Hungarian
Audio: 2.0
Colour: Black and White
Subtitles: English
Format: 1:1.33 Running Time 88’

Published and distributed by Hungarian National Film Fund – Film Archive, 2018