Football of the Good Old Days

Recalling the style of silent films, Football of the Good Old Days is set in Pest in the Twenties. Ede Minarik, the owner of a tiny laundry, “badly needs a team”. He wants to set up a football team, the Csabagyöngye, and his greatest desire is to make it into the top league. This is his one and only goal, and he is ready to do anything to achieve it. He fights against the players themselves, the referees, stooges, sharks and bailiffs. Just before the decisive game, his wonder goalkeeper is enticed away. So, Minarik starts everything all over again, for he badly needs a team, he never gives up and won’t ever.

Director: Pál Sándor
Writer: Iván Mándy (short story)
Screenplay: Zsuzsa Tóth
Dramaturg: Zsuzsa Bíró
D.O.P.: Elemér Ragályi
Editor: Éva Kármentő
Music: Zdenkó Tamássy
Sound: Károly Peller
Art Director: József Romvári
Costume Designer: Fanny Kemenes
Still Photo: Magda B. Müller
Production Manager: József Bajusz
Head of Studio: Miklós Köllő

Cast: Dezső Garas, Tamás Major, László Márkus, Gizi Péter, Cecília Esztergályos, Tamás Major, Hédi Temessy, Ildikó Szabó, Mária Gór Nagy, István Verebes, Imre Kátai, György Szirmai, Tamás Sipos, Andor Kolozsvári, Gergely Bikácsi, Tamás Andor, Tihamér Csobántzy, Károly F. Nagy, Károly Vogt, Ferenc Paulik, Attila Kovács, Zoltán Benkóczy, Ákos Csapó, Tamás Csapó Gábor Ferenczi, János Ács, Béla Hornyák, Miklós Magyarics, Tamás Varga, András Kern, István Molnár, Mrs. Gerő, Ildikó Kishonti

1973, Hungarian feature film, color, 84 minutes, 35 mm

Awards:
  • 1974 – Hungarian Film Critics’: Grand Prix
  • Teheran: Prize of the Jury
  • 1984 – Palermo: Gold Award