Peter Bacso

Director, Screenwriter, Studio administrator
Bacso's career is indicative of the changing climate in Hungary for filmmakers critical of their country's recent past. His 1968 film "The Witness", a farcical account of the 1949 Stalinist purge as seen through the ... Read more »
Born: 01/06/1928 in Budapest, HU

Filmography

other (34)

Forro Viget a Pazra 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Jelenido 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Riasztoloves 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Zongora a Levegoben 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Smoldering Cigarette 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Smoldering Cigarette 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Balekok es Banditak 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Balekok es Banditak 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Do Widzenia Wczoraj 1993 (Movie)

("Part Two: Live Show") (Screenplay)

Do Widzenia Wczoraj 1993 (Movie)

("Part Two: Live Show") (Director)

Magyar Rekviem 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sztalin Menyasszonya 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sztalin Menyasszonya 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Egy Erkolcsos Ejszaka 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Titania, Titania 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Titania, Titania 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Banahejkeringo 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

Banahejkeringo 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lily in Love 1985 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hany az ora, Vekker Ur? 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hany az ora, Vekker Ur? 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Te rongyos elet!... 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

Witness 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

A Sertes 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Tegnapelott 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tegnapelott 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Mannen som gick upp i rok 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

Aramutes 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Ki beszel itt szerelemrol? 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Eresz el a szakallamat 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

Szikrazo laynok 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Forro Vizet a Kopaszra 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

Harmadik nekifutas 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

Kitores 1969 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Bacso's career is indicative of the changing climate in Hungary for filmmakers critical of their country's recent past. His 1968 film "The Witness", a farcical account of the 1949 Stalinist purge as seen through the eyes of a naive Communist, was withheld by the authorities for nine years. More recently, however, he has not only treated this subject more seriously--in "Oh, Bloody Life" (1983)--but has also been made managing director of the state-owned Dialog Studio.

EDUCATION

Academy for Theater and Film Art

Budapest 1950

Milestones

1997

Wrote and directed "Gulls and Gangsters/Balekok Es Banditak"

1991

Helmed "Stalin's Fiancee"

1986

Wrote and directed "Banana Skin Waltz"

1982

Returned to Mafilm 1 as managing director

1970

Penned the script for the well-received "Szerelem/Love"

1968

Wrote and directed "The Witness/A Tanu"

1967

Appointed head of Mafilm 1 in Hungary

1963

Film directing debut, "No Problems in Summer"

1951

Debut as a screenwriter, co-writing "Deryne"

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