Embassy of Hungary

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
7:00 p.m.
Embassy of Hungary
2950 Spring of Freedom Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

(202) 362-6730/201

H. E. György Szapáry, Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary
requests the pleasure of your company at the Péter Bacsó Film Club screening of

Barna Kabay: Hippolyt (1999, color, 93 min)
in Hungarian with English subtitles

Time: Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Address: 2950 Spring of Freedom Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

Summary: In this 1999 remake of the original "Hyppolit, the butler" from 1931, Mr. Schneider strikes it rich by making gold with his cesspool vacuum truck , becoming a nouveau riche bourgeois in the years right after the transition in Hungary. In spite of all the wealth acquired, Mr. Schneider remains a simple petit bourgeois, but money and wife demands otherwise: they need to acquire social rank and image! So Mrs. Schneider makes the decision: they need to have a butler! Thus enters Hippolyt, who has served in diplomatic circles, has a special training for etiquette and elegance, which he is now about to enforce on the Schneiders...

For further information, please visit our website: www.huembwas.org

R.S.V.P. by March 21st
(202) 362-6730/201
Email: rsvp.was@kum.hu
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