Meg ker a nep / The People Still Ask / Red Psalm (1972) DVD9
Known variously as 'Red Song' and 'People Still Ask' – a derivative of its original Hungarian title, 'Yet the People Must Keep Demanding,' itself borrowed from a Sandor Petofi poem – Red Psalm is inspired by the Hungarian revolutionary uprisings of the 19th century (including the Hungarian Revolution of 1948, which Petofi was involved in), chronicles the revolt of a group of farm labourers, who, buoyed by the efforts of their comrades elsewhere in Hungary, attempt to stage their own bid for freedom. Drawing heavily on folklore and other popular songs (including 'La Marseillaise' and 'Johnny, My Darling', a.k.a 'Charlie, My Darling'), music is used as the primary mode of expression - dialogue is sparse, but meaningful.

The DVD contains one extra feature, also by Jancso: Message of Stones (A kovek uzenete - Hegyalja, 1994), the third part in a documentary series, focused on the decimation of Hungary’s Jewish population. 54 mins, English subtitles

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:21:53 | 5.84 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Hungarian
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Musical, War

Director: Miklos Jancso
Cast: Andrea Drahota, Gyongyi Buros, Erzsi Cserhalmi
Country: Hungary

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