The Annunciation (film)

The Annunciation (Angyali üdvözlet)
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
Editing by Margit Galamb
Zsuzsa Pósán
Distributed by Award Films
Release date(s) 1984
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

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 Miltiades in Athens; a knight called Tancred in Byzantium; 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.


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.

External links

  • Internet Movie Database