1955/B&W/103 mins/HUNGARY

Category Centenary Tribute
Director Zoltan Fabri
Producer Gyorgy Zombory
Screenplay Zoltan Fabri, Laszlo Nadasdy
Cinematography Barnabas Hegyi
Editor Ferencne Szecsenyi
Music Gyorgy Ranki
Set Zoltan Fabri
Costume Alice Kolcsey
Cast Adam Szirtes (Farkas)
Bela Barsi (Pataki)
Imre Soos (Mate)
Manyi Kiss (Mme Pataki)
Mari Torocsik (Mari, leur fille)
Sandor Suka.
Production Company Mafilm, Mokep
World Sales Trans Lux
Festival/Awards Cannes, 1956; "Budapest tizenketto" Award, Hungary 1968

In a rural scenery in the throes of difficult changes, lives a humble but promising young farmer girl called Mari Pataki. Her father forbids her from seeing the man she loves. The father, above all preoccupied by work on the fields and prospective wealth, decides to give his daughter in marriage to an old but rich man with whom he does business. Land marries land, he says. This seems to be the unyielding rule of the Hungarian peasantry. But the young lover is ready to stand up to any challenge to keep Mari's love.