Cinema of the world


Original Title : Magyar Passio
Director : Károly Eperjes
Country : Hungary
Language : Hungarian
Duration : 95 minutes
Year : 2021
Cinema of the world


The struggle of the soul, the triumph of love. Following World War II, Hungary comes under Soviet influence. The atheist, communist regime launched its most heated battles against the Church. The stakes were very high: after acquiring political power, they wanted to conquer souls and break people’s faith. The film, taking place in 1950, presents the story of Father Leopold and the monks of his order struggling to revive Christianity once again in a country trying to scrape itself together after the war. Initially, the communist powers do not hinder their work, and the Church was even able to regain possession of holy objects hidden during the war. This “peaceful” state does not last long. Father Leopold is arrested on trumped up charges, and in order to break him, he is subjected to cruel torture. His former student, Lieutenant Keller, who turned his back on religion and now believes in the socialist system, is appointed – upon the command of Major Fyodorov – to extract a confession of guilt. But the Father’s perseverance and resistance changes everything…

Károly Eperjes


Károly Eperjes (born 17 February 1954 in Hegykő) is a Kossuth Prize winner Hungarian stage and film actor,member of the National Theatre in Budapest. Eperjes appeared in more than fifty films since 1982.


– Károly Eperjes
– Péter Telekes
– Károly Nemcsák
– Tamás Jakab
– Erzsi Pásztor


– Director: Károly Eperjes, Róbert Pájer
– Producer: Jenő Hábermann
– Editor: Manó Csillag
– Writer: Károly EperjesAron HorvathAndrás Petrik
– DOP: Sándor Csukás
– Sound: Tamás Beke
– Music: Magor Bucz