Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
This Hungarian satire pokes fun at the capitalistic tendencies of modern Hungary. The film is the sequel to 1969's "Witness." The original was set in the 50s and parodied the Communist regime as it chronicled the life of Jozsef Pelikan, a naive Hungarian rube. The sequel is set in the present and Pelikan has retired. Much of his time is spent tending his Magyar oranges on Danube island, Oroszvar. Against his will, he becomes again embroiled in modern Hungarian politics when entrepreneur, millionaire Szipak gets rid of Oroszvar's former mayor and asks Pelikan, whose reputation is still legendary, to become the new mayor. Szipak aspires to turn the island into Hungary's version of Las Vegas, but he needs to acquire certain properties on which to build his luxury casino. He appoints Heidi to monitor Pelikan who is still a foolish bungler. A nationalist organization, against the commercialization of the island, give Pelikan the deed to a worthless strip of sand. They then convince him to bless a new Hungarian factory. Szpiak ruins the ceremony. Poor Pelikan is trapped between the two sides.
innocence, business, capitalism, mayor, millionaire, politician, rampage