Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
This Hungarian film explores the interplay between the romantic, liberal ideals of a sickly young nobleman and the brutal world in which he finds himself. Having studied abroad, and absorbed ideas about human rights and dignity, the young man is unprepared for the brutality of his father's regime in what is virtually a feudal estate. He finds a robber, imprisoned in the castle basement, who claims to be stealing for the poor. When the hapless lad frees this predator, he learns even more, with tragic results.
aristocracy, brutality, family, imprisonment, life-choices, love, robbery, romance