Improperly Dressed

3 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
An oddly elliptical, mournfully elegiac tale of a young Communist, hounded for political reasons, who seeks haven in a remote sanatorium where, disguised as a woman among women, he becomes increasingly seized by the inertia of his time out of war. The year is 1919, the oppressors are White Russians, and the sanatorium stands nicely as a symbol for what is wrong with Hungary, then as now. The trouble is that Sándor seems uncertain what to make of the parable, and the bizarre situation, left pretty much to its own devices, simply fritters itself away in a haze of half-hinted sexual ambiguities and dreamy atmospherics (the camerawork is exquisite).

By: TM

Release details

Duration: 85 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Pál Sándor
Screenwriter: Zsuzsa Toth
Cast: Endre Holman
Margit Dayka
Irma Patkós
Carla Romanelli
Dezsö Garas

Average User Rating

2.5 / 5

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Remember seeing this film many years ago and remember it well. Endre Holman was very impressive playing the young heroine and really enjoyed tis film.