Bakaruhaban (1957)

Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - Hungary, Nigeria  |  
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Hungary's 1957 Kerlovy Vary Film Festival was launched with the home-grown effort Bakaruhaban. Set during WW1, the story revolves around a Hungarian journalist (Ivan Darvas) who is required by law to wear his military uniform twice a week. Our hero falls in love with a similarly-uniformed young woman, never dreaming that she is a servant girl (Margit Bara) and, as such, "beneath his station." The plot thickens when it develops that the girl is in the employ of the family of one of the journalist's ex-lady friends. In typical Eastern Bloc fashion, the anti-class consciousness message of Bakaruhaban comes through loud and clear.

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courage, journalism, love, romance, servant, uniform [clothing]