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.