Susu, the Dragon

Apró Attila

Hungary, 1976

SYNOPSIS

Süsü is a dragon who was exiled from the land of the dragons by his father, the king, for an oddly specific reason: Süsü only has one head. While dragons in Hungarian folklore and fairy tales have many heads (directly related to their power levels), and most often have seven, Süsü was born with the slight disability of only having one head. Also, he is too kind for his own kind; he enjoys looking at butterflies, eating wild pears, and learning etiquette. In fact, when his father sends him against an enemy, he nurses the enemy back to health instead of killing him. For all of these, he gets kicked out of home (Süsü literally means silly or simple in certain contexts), and starts out on a journey looking for a new life.

THE DIRECTOR

Apró Attila

FILMOGRAPHY

DETAILS

Director: JancsoMiklos

Script: HernadiGyula

Art direction: BanovichTamas

Cinematography: TamasSomlo

Editing: ZoltanFarkas

Color: Black & White

Duration: 88’

Cast: JanosGorbe as JanosGajdarZoltanLatinovits as ImreVeszelkaTiborMolnar as KabaiGaborAgardy as Torma (as AgardyGabor) AndrasKozak as Ifj. KabaiBelaBarsi as FoglarJozsefMadaras as MagyardolmanyosJanosKoltai as BelaVarjuIstvanAvar as Vallato I LajosOze as Vallato II

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