feature, 35mm, 87 minutes, 1:1.85

First feature


A romantic story of a highwayman. Jóska Sobri, or Zsubri, as he was known by the Transdanubian people, is a famous figure of the romantic world of highwaymen in Hungary, and was a legendary highwayman in the Bakony Mountains in the 1830s. The film combines the historically accurate, real story of Sobri with legend. The story has two main plotlines: on the one hand it follows the adventures of Sobri's gang, and on the other hand it tells the love story of Jóska Sobri and Rozi Répa. The script is based on stories, tales, and folk songs created by the people and spread from mouth to mouth, as well as on their literary adaptations. Besides Sobri's adventures and love story the film also portrays the world of the 1830s with nature, Lake Balaton, and the magnificent landscapes of the Bakony playing an important role in its cinematography.


Emil Novák Director
Bogáta Sárossi Screenplay
Emil Novák Director of photography
Péter Boda Editor
János Novák Music
Ferenc Császár Sound
Zsófia Végvári Visual design
Fanni Kemenes Costumes
Gábor Kálomista Producer
Hungarian Television, Megafilm Production company
Tibor Bitskey, Ádám Rajhona, Attila Szarvas, Frigyes Hollósi, Zoltán Mucsi, Andrea Fullajtár, Judit Pogány, Enikő Börcsök, Péter Horkay, Ferenc Zenthe, Károly Eperjes, Beáta Bíró, Nikoletta Bíró, Mari Törőcsik Cast


Palic International Film Festival - 2003
Alexandria International Film Festival - 2004
Calcutta International Film Festival - 2003
Sant' Agata dei Goti Sannio FilmFest - 2004
Sochi International Film Festival - 2003 (in competition)

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