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The Maiden Danced to Death

  • Fiction Film
  • 100’
drama
  • 2011
  • Hungary, Canada, Slovenia

When Steve, a dancer-turned-impresario, returns to his native Hungary after 20 years of absence, he finds that much has changed. But not his brother, Gyula. He still works with the same cash-strapped dance company they have both started out in – and he is married to Steve's former sweetheart, Mari. She challenges them to pool their considerable experience and talent to revive the last successful s

When Steve, a dancer-turned-impresario, returns to his native Hungary after 20 years of absence, he finds that much has changed. But not his brother, Gyula. He still works with the same cash-strapped dance company they have both started out in – and he is married to Steve's former sweetheart, Mari. She challenges them to pool their considerable experience and talent to revive the last successful show they have all worked on – a dance piece based on the ballad, The Maiden Danced to Death. As the rehearsals progress, the brothers' opposing sets of standards and values clash right away, testing their willingness to adjust or fight. And Steve has not revealed the real reason for his return, to expose and bring to justice the person who, as he sees it, had caused his exile and robbed him of his life and future two decades earlier. "Dancing to Death" becomes the symbol of the everyday compromises we willingly make, and tests the limit where the "necessary evil" turns into a "Dance with the Devil": the betrayal of our principles, our loved ones, and our very essence.

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Direction

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Premiere
04.05.2011, Hungarian Film Festival, Hungary
Alternative title
The Maiden Danced to Death (english)
Deviški ples smrti (slovenian)
Genres
drama
Production countries
Hungary, Canada, Slovenia
Languages
english, hungarian, slovenian
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,85:1
Duration and length
100 minutes / 2743 meters
Colour
Colour
Sound
stereo
Screening formats
film 35mm
Budget
Budget estimate
1,502,256 EUR

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