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Kincsem - Bet on Revenge gets off to a flying start in Hungarian theatres

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- Distributed by Fórum Hungary, Gabor Herendi’s new film has registered the best opening weekend for a national film since 2005

Kincsem - Bet on Revenge gets off to a flying start in Hungarian theatres
Kincsem - Bet on Revenge by Gabor Herendi

Having claimed the title of king of the Hungarian box office in 2002 with A Kind of America (540,000 admissions) and again in 2008 with A Kind of America 2, and now making his comeback to the big screen after a nine-year hiatus with Kincsem - Bet on Revenge [+see also:
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Gabor Herendi seems to be off to a good start once again in his attempt to reach the top of the box office. Indeed, after being released by Fórum Hungary last Thursday, the film has notched up 72,089 admissions for its first four days on general release – in other words, the best opening for a Hungarian film since 2005 (when Fateless [+see also:
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pulled in 59,881 viewers). Just for the purposes of comparison, the best scores achieved in 2015 and 2016 by national features over their entire theatrical runs in Hungarian cinemas were 270,000 admissions by Lázló Nemes' Son of Saul [+see also:
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, 82,000 by Kaszás Géza's documentary A Lovasíjász [+see also:
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 and 41,000 by Arpad Sopsits' Strangled [+see also:
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Starring Ervin NagyAndrea Petrik and Tibor GáspárKincsem - Bet on Revenge delves to the heart of the 19th century and boasts a screenplay written by the director together with Balint Hegedus. Hungarian aristocrat and supreme horse trainer Sandor Blaskovich is killed by his former friend, Austrian officer Otto von Oettingen, while he is arresting him for treason. Von Oettingen takes over the Blaskovich castle with his young daughter, Klara, while Sandor's orphaned son, Ernő, has to move into a poor labourer's cottage. Ernő cannot forgive Oettingen for taking his father's life, land and honour. Years later, he goes on to purchase and train a magnificent horse, Kincsem, which he believes will be his winning ticket to regaining the family home. The horse grows into an unbeatable champion but is wild and unruly, just like the woman who also shows a keen interest in Kincsem: Klara von Oettingen…

Produced by Skyfilm Studio and Cafe FilmBet on Revenge is being sold abroad by the Hungarian Film Fund.

(Translated from French)

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