Silence and Cry [Csend es kialtas]

Miklos Jancso (director)

Poland: S. P. Eagle / Romulus Horizon, Circa 1957. Original Hungarian poster for the 1968 film.

Jancso's followup to "The Red and the White." In 1919, soldiers of the short-lived Hungarian Red Army are now on the run from relentless secret policemen and patrol units of the nationalist Royal Gendarme. If caught, they are executed without mercy or proper trial. Ex-soldier Istvan Cserzi has fled to the Great Hungarian Plains and has taken refuge on a farm run by two sympathetic women. With the help of the women and a former childhood friend, now a commandant of the local Royal Gendarme outfit, Istvan is safely hidden from the prying eyes of the secret police. However, upon discovering that the women helping him are secretly poisoning the mother-in-law and the husband, the legal owners of the farm, Istvan must make the most difficult decision of his life.

22.5 x 16.5 inches. On archival linen, rolled. Fine.

[Book #134337]