Dutch researchers at the Amsterdam-based EYE Film Institute have found one of the oldest extant Hungarian films: A Munkászubbony (The Work Jacket), first appeared on January twelfth, 1915. Lost for a considerable length of time, The Work Jacket is one of the longest Hungarian quiet movies of the period.
The film, directed by István Bródy, stars Gyula Hegedűs, a standout amongst the most essential performing artists of his day in Hungary. Indeed, one of the lanes behind the Vígszínház (Comedy Theater of Budapest), where Hegedűs performed, bears his name right up 'til the present time.
Dutch researchers who found the silent film at first trusted it to be of Austrian inception, because of the German written work found on the reel which (erroneously) recognized the substance as a German creation of Ferenc Lehár's Cigányszerelem (Gypsy Love). When they saw the film, in any case, they saw that it was not, truth be told, Lehár's operetta, and after a time of more profound research they found that the substance coordinated the portrayal of The Work Jacket, which they found in the database of Hungarian film reference book site hangosfilm.hu. Looking at the film's performers and additionally surviving articles expounded on Bródy's noiseless show, scientists distinguished the reel's substance.
The Work Jacket will soon be sent to the Hungarian National Film Archives’ collection, where it will be restored and digitalized.
Altogether, there are just a modest bunch of movies from Hungary's silent film era, roughly 1900-1930 that have survived in place to the present day. Most of the movies that have been saved are missing bits, or are harmed, and frequently the main substance left of the movies are photographs or articles expounded on them. In this sense, the disclosure of The Work Jacket is a shocking expansion to the universe of Hungarian film history, as of recently the Hungarian National Film Archive had no substance from the film.
While film of The Work Jacket presently can't seem to be released, the Hungarian National Film Archive has released a lot of other substance from the beginning of Hungarian film, including a clasp of the principal film recording created in Hungary (in 1896), which you can see underneath: