The Hungarian Az Uj Foldesur is based on the novel of the same name (English translation: The New Landlord) by Mor Jokai. In the days of the Austro-Hungarian empire, an Austrian general (Imre Sinkovits) assumes command of a dissention-ridden Hungarian community. Essentially a man of peace, the general tries to close old wounds by offering his daughter in marriage to the son of a local aristocrat. The girl (Aniko Fur), who already has a lover, bristles at this arrangement. The boy (Laszlo Sinko), who has lost his memory during a recent military action, has no idea what he really wants out of life. There's really no telling how this will end, so your attention is bound to be riveted to the screen throughout.
~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide