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23rd Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival

The Troupe

Vándorszínészek

2018, Pál Sándor, Hungary, 112 min.
With Gerõ Botond, Jazmin Gonzales

Show Times

  • Sat, Mar 28th 7:45pm
  • Wed, Apr 1st 8:00pm

A young soldier embarks on a rollicking adventure with an impromptu career change when he joins a ragtag company of traveling players who ply their trade along the back roads in nineteenth-century Hungary. A play that concludes with the staged hanging of a woman caught in adultery touches off a violent melee among its unsophisticated rural audience, sending the players fleeing with the accidental deserter in their wake. The handsome newcomer shows promise as a leading man under the tutelage of a woman of experience, but one of the troupe runs away with all of their scripts. Left in disarray, the group faces internal melodrama as adultery, betrayal, secret romance and disputed paternity divide them. Veteran director Sándor (MISS ARIZONA) keeps it colorful and comic, even with the addition of a duel and a murder. In Hungarian with English subtitles. DCP digital. Sponsored by the Consulate General of Hungary, Chicago. (BS)

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