The Maiden Danced to Death
Life is a dance - but you don’t get to choose the music. Steve, a dancer-turned-impresario, returns from Canada to his native Hungary after 20 years. He finds that the Communist regime that expelled him is gone, but his brother, Gyula, hasn’t changed. He still works with the same cash-strapped dance company they started together and is married to Steve’s former sweetheart, Mari. The two men’s rivalry is triggered instantly, but Mari challenges them to revive their last success together, a folk-dance on the ballad, entitled "The Maiden Danced to Death". If Gyula can make Steve’s exacting standards, Steve will promote a world tour, breathing new life into the sagging careers of both brothers.
Endre Hules (b. 1964 in Budapest, Hungary) is an actor, a voice performer, a stage producer, a writer, a scriptwriter and a director. His films "Torn from the Flag" and "Prima Primavera" (screenwriter) have been shown at festivals around the world and won a number of acknowledgements, including The Golden Eagle and The Golden Reel, as well as audience, jury, cinematography, acting and special awards. Four of his screenplays, including "The Maiden Danced to Death" and "Prima Primavera", have won the European MediaPlus Award. As an actor, he appeared in nearly one hundred features and television films in Hollywood, including "Angels & Demons", "Seven", "Apollo 13", TV series "24".
Filmography: "Torn from the Flag" (2007, co-dir, doc.), "The Maiden Danced to Death" (2011, "Kino pavasaris").
- Year: 2011
- Country: Hungary, Canada, Slovenia
- Genre: Drama
- Runtime: 105 min.
- Director: Endre Hules
- Screenwriter: Endre Hules
- Actors: Endre Hules, Bea Melkvi, Zsolt László, Deborah Kara Unger
- Producers: Michael Dobbin, Gábor Garami, Igor Pedicek
- Cinematographer: Vilmos Zsigmond
- Company: Hungarian Filmunio
- Dialogs: Hungary, English
- Subtitles: Lithuanian, English
- Classification: T
- IMDB rating: 6.7