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Chicago European Union Film Festival 2018
Chicago premiere!

Bet On Revenge


2017, Gábor Herendi, Hungary, 121 min. With Ervin Nagy, Andrea Petrik.

Show Times

  • Wed, Mar 21st 7:45pm
  • Sat, Mar 24th 3:00pm

"A record-breaking film about a record-breaking horse…full of torrid passions, blazing saddles and thundering hooves." - Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter

Hungary's runaway box office hit of the past year is a wildly over the top celebration of a national hero that happens to be a racehorse, one-time favorite of the crowned heads of Europe, and offspring of Queen Victoria's stallion. The pomp and pageantry of the empire at its height figure grandly in this tale, and director Herendi piles on the passion, star-crossed romance, colorful anachronisms and made-up details like a lucky-charm stable cat. A military coup makes an orphan of boy aristocrat Erno, and the family estate reverts to the victor. Adult Erno (Nagy), a penniless wastrel and gambler with a keen eye for horse flesh, meets haughty horse-owner Klara (Petrik), daughter of his dad's killer, and they're soon off and running. In Hungarian and English with English subtitles. Courtesy of the Hungarian National Film Fund. ProRes digital widescreen. (BS)

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