The Wind Blows Under Your Feet (1976)
The Wind Blows Under Your Feet (1976)
The Wind Blows Under Your Feet (1976)

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The Wind Blows Under Your Feet

György Szomjas | Hungary | 1976 | Unclassified (15+)

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Wed 6 Dec 2023

The first of Szomjas’ two stylish, violent, Leone-influenced “goulash” westerns transposes genre topoi onto the quintessentially Hungarian puszta landscapes familiar from the work of Miklós Jancsó. Set in the 1830s, it concerns the antagonism between an outlaw (charismatic Bulgarian actor Đoko Rosić) and a sheriff (István Bujtor – the Hungarian Bud Spencer) against a backdrop of canalisation threatening each of their traditional ways of life. With striking cinematography from Elémer Ragályi and a plaintive folk score by Ferenc Sebő.

Digital print courtesy of the Hungarian National Film Archive.

Format: DCP
Language: Hungarian with English subtitles
Source: Hungarian National Film Archive
Runtime: 90 mins

Event duration

90 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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About the program

It may come as a surprise, but that most quintessentially American genre, the western, was enormously popular behind the Iron Curtain. Of course, it was seldom possible for Eastern Bloc audiences to see Hollywood films. No matter; even though socialist states deemed the Hollywood western decadent in propagating foundational frontier myths, they took to the production of westerns with great relish...

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Ostern Powers- An Introduction To The Eastern European Western

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