Miss Arizona

Budapest, 1919. A special unit of right-wing extremists kills a wealthy Jewish jeweler for a cache of diamonds. His wife, Mitzi, a singer and her young son escape with the help of Rozsnyai, a musician. They flee to Italy. Traveling around the country, they sing and dance. The diamonds, hidden by the jeweler in his son’s teddy bear before his death, unexpectedly turn up. Mitzi, her son and Rozsnyai return to Budapest some time later and open up a fancy club with the proceeds from the diamonds. Club Arizona and its star, Mitzi, gain world fame. The Second World War breaks out. Mitzi’s son commits suicide and the Nazis deport Rozsnyai. Now it is Mitzi’s turn to save Rozsnyai’s life, but it is too late. 1944 – the world of Rozsnyai and Mitzi is already buried under the smoking debris of the Arizona.

Director: Pál Sándor
Writer: Ágnes Fedor
Screenplay: Pál Sándor, Alfredo Gianetti, Péter Molnár Gál
Dramaturg: Zsuzsa Bíró
D.O.P.: Elemér Ragályi, Gábor Szabó
Editor: Nino Baragli
Music: Armando Trovaioli
Sound: Kovács György
Art Director: László Rajk, Gábor Bachmann, Luigi Quintili
Costume Designer: Nicoletta Ercole
Still Photo: István Bartók
Production Manager: Péter Ivanov, Orazio Tassara
Producer: Jacopo Cappana, Giuseppe Perugia
Head of Studio: Miklós Köllő

Cast: Hanna Schygulla - Mária Varga, Vocal: Kati Kovács, Marcello Mastroiani – Gyula Szabó, Juli Básti, Gábor Reviczky, Dezső Garas, Károly Eperjes, Alessandra Martinez – Anna Fehér, Berta Dominguez – Hédi Temessy, Augusto Poderosi – Pál Mácsai, Frigyes Hollósi, János Kulka, Ferenc Darvas, István Holl, András Fekete, Kati Rák

1988, Hungarian feature film, color, 114 minutes, 35 mm