Az Alkimista és a Szûz (1999)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sci-Fi Comedy  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - Hungary, Poland  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

Science fiction, fantasy, comedy, and eroticism meet in this unusual Hungarian drama. Sziraki (Mariusz Bonazewski) is a college professor who is studying ancient alchemist's texts, trying to discover the key to making gold. When a virginal teenager he has become infatuated with helps with his experiments, he discovers her purity is the secret ingredient to the successful formula. However, since the gold evaporates after only a few hours, he has to find a way to make the process stick, all the while avoiding the girl's large and very angry boyfriend. This film was shown as part of the 1999 Hungarian Film Week Festival.