Bank Ban (2002)

Bank Ban
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 58mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Musical
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Atilla Kiss B Actor Bánk Bán, Viceroy of Hungary 1 1000001
Andrea Rost Actor Melinda 1 1000002
Eva Marton Actor Queen Gertrud 1 1000003
Dénes Gulyás Actor Otto 1 1000004
Kolos Kováts Actor Endre II 1 1000005
Csaba Kael Director n/a 2 2000001
András Wermer Producer n/a 3 3000001
Gábor Mészöly Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jószef Katona Source Material (from play) 120786 4000002
Vilmos Zsigmond Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Thomas Ernst Editor n/a 172 7000001
Gusztav Barany Music n/a 120781 8000001
Béni Egressy Song Performer Libretto 120788 8000002
Rita Velich Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
A film adaptation of the Hungarian opera, "Bánk Bán." It is 1213, and Endre II is off fighting foreign wars, leaving his beloved Queen Gertrud. While off traveling through the countryside to ascertain the condition and needs of the people, Bánk has left his beautiful, adored young wife Melinda in the care of the court as a lady-in-waiting to the queen. As Bánk is discovering widespread famine and oppression, the honorable and faithful Melinda is finding herself at the mercy of Gertrud's younger brother, Prince Otto of Meran. His pursuit of Melinda is encouraged by Gertrud, who also pressures Melinda to submit to her brother's advances.