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Kincsem (Kincsem – Bet on Revenge)
dir. Gábor Herendi
Hungary, 2017, 121 minutes
Hungarian with English subtitles

European Union Film Festival
National Gallery of Canada, Sunday, November 19, 2017, 4:00 pm
Dashing ne’er-do-well Ernő Blaskovich has lost everything in the aftermath of the Hungarian revolution of 1848-49, including his father and all his properties. He lives a dissipated bohemian life, until a chance of redemption appears in the form of Kincsem, the miraculous horse who wins every single race across Europe. Fate offers a shot at revenge for Blaskovich, allowing him the opportunity to beat his nemesis and murderer of his father, fellow horse owner Baron von Oettingen, by racing Kincsem against the Baron’s horses. Their rivalry takes an unexpected turn, however, when Blaskovich falls for von Oettingen’s daughter, Klara.  He has to decide: will it be love or revenge? A box office sensation in Hungary, Herendi’s period melodrama is a supremely entertaining, visually sumptuous recreation of 19th century Hungary.  

L'élégant bon à rien Ernő Blaskovich perd tout suite à la révolution hongroise de 1848-1849, y compris son père et tous ses biens. Il vit une vie bohème jusqu'à ce qu'apparaisse une chance de rédemption sous la forme d'un cheval miraculeux, Kincsem, qui remporte toutes les courses en Europe. Le destin donne à Blaskovich l'occasion de se venger : il peut vaincre son destin et le meurtrier de son père, l'éleveur Baron von Oettingen, en faisant courir Kincsem contre ses chevaux. Leur rivalité prend un virage imprévu quand Blaskovich s'éprend de la fille de von Oettingen, Klara. Il doit trancher : amour ou vengeance?
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