A Kard (1977)

Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - Hungary  |  
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Mr. Botji (Peter Haumann) travels to Vienna, in this comedy, to see a famous Hungarian historical relic, a sword, which is being auctioned off. Somewhere along the way, he decides that it should belong to the Hungarian people: he sells the family car for cash and makes the winning bid at the auction. When he returns, his efforts to donate the sword to the government result in he and his wife losing their jobs (they are now considered "too eccentric" to work), confiscation of the sword by tax authorities, and other miseries. However, the publicity generated in the newspapers about his predicament causes everything to come out all right in the end.

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altruism, auction, folk-hero, punishment, relic, sword