Mercy
(Magyar Passió)

feature, HD, 95 minutes

drama

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2021. 4.

Following World War II, Hungary comes under Soviet influence. The atheist, communist regime launched its most heated battles against the Church. The stakes were very high: after acquiring political power, they wanted to conquer souls and break people’s faith. The film, taking place in 1950, presents the story of Father Leopold and the monks of his order struggling to revive Christianity once again in a country trying to scrape itself together after the war. Initially, the communist powers do not hinder their work, and the Church was even able to regain possession of holy objects hidden during the war. This “peaceful” state does not last long. Father Leopold is arrested on trumped up charges, and in order to break him, he is subjected to cruel torture. His former student, Lieutenant Keller, who turned his back on religion and now believes in the socialist system, is appointed – upon the command of Major Fyodorov – to extract a confession of guilt. But the Father’s perseverance and resistance changes everything…          

Creators

Károly Eperjes, Róbert Pájer Director
András Petrik, Áron Horváth, Károly Eperjes Screenplay
Sándor Csukás Director of photography
Manó Csillag Editor
Magor Bucz Music
Tamás Beke Sound
Mónika Fekete Visual design
Zsuzsa Pártényi Costumes
Jenő Hábermann Producer
Film-Art Stúdió Production company
Károly Eperjes Executive producer
Orsolya Kmetty Co-producer
Károly Eperjes, Péter Telekes, Károly Nemcsák, Tamás Jakab, Erzsi Pásztor Cast

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