Bánk Bán Poster

Release Date: November 15th, 2002

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
In this film adaptation of the opera, set in 13th-century Hungary, Otto (Denes Gulyas), the brother of Endre the Second (Kolos Kovats), intends to seduce Melinda (Andrea Rost), the wife of viceroy Bánk Bán (Attila Kiss B.). Bánk is loyal to the ruling regime, so when his brother, Petur (Sandor Solymon-Nagy), organizes a rebellion against Endre, Bánk wants no part of it. However, when Bánk is informed of Otto's lascivious plans, he decides to join his brother's revolution.

Cast: Eva Marton, Andrea Rost, Attila Kiss B., Sandor Solymon-Nagy, Kolos Kovats, Denes Gulyas, Attila Reti, Lajos Miller

Director: Csaba Kael

Genres: Musical

Keywords: Rivalry, Rousing, Brother, Wife, Transformation, Emotional, Revenge

Ratings & Reviews

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  • It would take an opera expert to judge the merits of Bánk Bán and its renowned singers. But to the layman Erkel's music soars, and the singers' voices sound glorious. show more

  • An operatic rarity worth catching even if you don't happen to be an opera fan. show more

  • Erkel's folk-flavored music sounds a lot like middle-period Verdi, but many of the melodies are ravishing. show more

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