The Midas Touch

Colour drama, Hungary, directed by Géza Bereményi, 1988. Director and cinematographer audio commentary to this biographically inspired, European Film Award production.

Géza Bereményi depicts his own generation from the point of view of his childhood, as the grandchild. The grandfather, king of the Teleki Square flea market, weighs everything in money terms. He proves too much for the state security authority and, thanks to his gold ingots, he manages to rescue his ailing grandchild from the jaws of death. However, during the Revolution of 1956, nothing operates according to the laws of the market or gold...

Produced by Hunnia Filmstúdió, Directed by Géza Bereményi, Screenplay by Géza Bereményi, Cast Károly Eperjes, Judit Pogány, Barnabás Tóth, Enikő Eszenyi, Péter Andorai, Géza Balkay, Gyula Pauer, Henrik Pauer, Péter Haumann, Director of Photography Sándor Kardos, Music by Ferenc Darvas, Sound by István Sipos, Edited by Teri Losonczi, Set designer, costume by Gyula Pauer, Photo Gábor Hegyi, Movie Poster Design István Dékány.

Language: Hungarian
Audio: 2.0
Colour: Colour
Subtitles: English
Format (4:3) 1:1.37
Running Time 100’
Bonus feature: Whole film commentary by Bereményi Géza, Kardos Sándor, Hirsch Tibor

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