Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

THE OUTPOST
(A Reszleg)

Year: 1994
Country: Hungary/Romania
Run Time: 85 minutes

THE OUTPOST

Honor or unimaginable horror? Gizella, an attractive, divorced engineer, is the first woman of her company assigned a vague supervisory job at a field site. Her train steams from the city into a countryside of mud roads and mountains. A filthy coal settlement marks the end of civilization - but not Gizella's destination. A lonely hand-car track leads her ever farther outward into the icy wastes. Men escorting her treat the newcomer with lust, scorn, anger, and finally pity, and strip her of all her possessions, even the labels of her clothes. She begins to seem more prisoner than overseer. And the outpost is still not in sight . . . Textured and foreboding, this powerfully allegory introduces world audiences to Mari Nagy, one of Hungary's most prominent stage actresses, as a heroine whose hopeful determination is her only weapon in a voyage into the very heart of bleakness. In Hungarian with English subtitles.

- Charles Cassady

Screenplay
Adam Bodor, Peter Gothar (based on the short story by Adam Bodor)

Director
Peter Gothar

Producer
Sandor Simo, Sandor Szonyig

Cinematography
Vivi Dragan Vasile

Editing
Peter Timar, Eszter Marjoros

Principal Cast
Mari Nagy, Jozset Szarvas, Valentin Teodosiu, Misu Dimvale

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