Géza Bereményi

25.01.1946, Budapest, Hungary


Bereményi graduated in Hungarian and Italian philology from ELTE University in Budapest in 1970. The following year he worked as a public relations manager in a book distribution company. From 1978, he worked as an independent writer, screenwriter and director. He wrote screenplays for András Kovács, Ferenc András and Péter Gothár. In 1985 he directed his first film based on his own screenplay, A tanítványok (The Disciples). Afterwards he made Eldorádó (The Midas Touch, 1988), which achieved international acclaim, A turné (On Tour, 1993), Szabadság tér \'56 (56 Freedom Square, 1997), made for television, The Bridgeman (A Hídember, 2002) that we have already shown in Tuškanac and the TV film Hóesés a Vizivárosban (2004).


Films by this director

The Bridgeman

(A Hídember, 2002)

Directed by: Géza Bereményi

The story of this film takes place in the time of the Habsburg monarchy, from 1820 to 1860. It is a true story about the famous Hungarian aristocrat, count István Széchenyi. This is the most expensive Hungarian film production of all time.

color, 140 min

The Midas Touch


Directed by: Géza Bereményi
PHOTOGRAPHY: Sándor Kardos

This films’ main character is an important merchant on Budapest’s black market who uses the bad social situation in the country for his own profit. There are demonstrations in the city, people are hungry and broke, but the merchant finds ways to earn some money. When blood starts flowing in the streets, it becomes evident that there are things that money cannot buy…

b/w and color, 110 min
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