The Annunciation (film)

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The Annunciation (Angyali üdvözlet)
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A Crucifixion in Byzantium
Directed by András Jeles
Produced by Unknown
Written by András Jeles
Imre Madách
Starring Péter Bocsor
Júlia Mérö
Eszter Gyalog
Music by István Márta
Cinematography Béla Ferenczy
Sándor Kardos
Edited by Margit Galamb
Zsuzsa Pósán
Distributed by Award Films
Release date
Running time
100 Min
Language Hungarian
Budget Unknown

The Annunciation (in Hungarian: Angyali üdvözlet) is a Hungarian film directed by András Jeles in 1984, based on The Tragedy of Man (1861) by Imre Madách.

Plot summary[edit]

When Adam (Péter Bocsor) and Eve (Júlia Mérő), having succumbed to Lucifer's temptation, are cast out of the Garden of Eden, Adam holds Lucifer (Eszter Gyalog) to his promise, reminding him that "You said I would know everything!". So Lucifer grants Adam a dream of the world to come. And what a bizarre dream: Adam becomes Djoser in Egypt; Miltiades in Athens; a wealthy Roman during the time of Jesus Christ; a knight called Tancred in Byzantium; Johannes Kepler in Prague; Danton in revolutionary Paris; and a nameless suitor in Victorian London. Guided by a deceptively sweet but ultimately contemptuous Lucifer, Adam confronts an endless procession of the horror of the human story ... rapists and concubines, betrayal and savagery, mindless cruelty and fanaticism.


  • Péter Bocsor ... Adam
  • Júlia Mérő ... Eve
  • Eszter Gyalog ... Lucifer
  • György Belme
  • Róbert Borók
  • Attila Dobay
  • Evelin Fehér


The film is entirely performed by children. It was photographed against the fields, forests, mesas and shores of southern Hungary. The Annunciation is made in Pasolini style.

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