red psalm

12/02/2009

In the 19th century, farmers from South-Eastern Hungary, tired of being oppressed, rebel against their masters and wait for answers to their demands. The master of the land tries to tempt them with food and the gendarmes to threaten them but to no use. All power holders and their representatives (the count himself, the army, the clergy) successively try to intervene and fail. The rebellion takes on the appearance of a celebration at the very moment when it is at its strongest: the peasants sing and dance around the May tree, a symbol of fertility and spring, and new songs come to life: the red psalms.  (-DVD cover)

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