Alba Regia

Director(s): Mihály Szemes
  1 win & 1 nomination.
90 min


Alba Regia.

It sounds like a flower's name,

but it's the name of this city.

It means everything to me.

I was born here.

Spent my childhood here.

And something more. A person,

whom I met here some 15 years ago.

And whom I've never forgotten since.

- Good evening, gentlemen.

- Evening, doctor.


Thank you.



- Your name?

- Zsolt Szabo.


Who are you looking for?

It's Doctor Hajnal I want,.

That's me.

I feel sick.

Let me in.

I can't turn on the lights unfortunately.

This way.

There are twenty-six steps.

Where are you from?

I'm a refugee from Transylvania.

Here. Turn left

at the end of the corridor.

It's not locked.

Don't look around. I'm packing.

What's wrong with you?

My heart.

- It beats irregularly.

- Irregularly?

Well, that's no surprise

in times like these!

I'm not surprised by it.

It just hurts.

Please, take off your coat,

and lie down there!

Uncover your arms and legs!


I'll make some tea.

Unfortunately I can only

examine you.

I don't have a private practice

nor keep medicine here at home, either.

I haven't slept in 3 days.

I'll travel to Germany

with the hospital in the morning.

Are you asleep?

Doctor Hajnal!

Doctor Hajnal!

Doctor Hajnal! Doctor Hajnal,

where are you?

Take him!

- Doctor Hajnal! - Good day!

- Let's go! Come!

Yes, I'll tell Sister

to fetch more bandages!

Leave that for now!

I've kept you a place in the car!

Take care of the rest during

the journey! Come on! Take everything!

- Put a bandage on him!

- Hurry up!

Everything seems to go smoothly, Major!

I've never had such a pleasant

evacuation before! Move it!

Doctor in charge, please!

A new transport from the front!

Go to the front of the surgery!

Take a left at the end of the corridor!

Sister! Prepare for surgery!

Have you gone crazy?

The Russians might be here any minute!

Your humanity's worth nothing

if they shoot you down!

It doesn't really matter where one dies!

Have a good journey, Mr. Konrad!

It's done!

- Sister! The electricity is back!

- Yes!

Doctor! Your pack for the journey!

Eat something!

What is it with you, Sister?

My clothes were completely destroyed.

I'll soon fix it. So I just had to wear

civilian clothes.

So you ARE a woman after all!

This is the first time I've noticed!

May I invite you to dinner?

Here, Ma'am!

Pardon, Miss!

- Doctor!

- Yes?

Doctor, please!

What will happen to us now?

I've had no time to think about it yet.

Why are you asking?

I'm afraid!

It's a pity! Let's eat at least!

Don't be afraid!

I was told they execute everybody!

That they turn churches into


And that they send the priests

to the mines.

You see, this doesn't seem to

affect me too deeply.

I don't really go to cinemas

or churches.

The refugees say that they'll

introduce a dixy-system!

Everybody will be given a dixy, then

everything else must be handed in.

And everything will be shared.

Including women!

That doesn't sound too bad...

We spoke too soon!

- Are you really not afraid, Doctor?

- These are only minor things, Sister.

Are you familiar

with the history of Hungary?

I studied it.

Then tell me. When did we ever

win a war allied with the Germans?

- I don't know.

- Of course you don't!

Because such a thing never happened!

Now tell me! Which is the nation

that never wished to destroy us?

You should know at least this much!

Everybody wished to destroy us!

And for us, the best thing would

have been...


Shine a flashlight.

There's Doctor Hajnal.

Doctor Hajnal!

Doctor Hajnal!

It's me!

Please, automobile.

Quickly! Quickly!

It's cold outside.

Wear your coat.

Coat. Put it on.

Sister! Throw me my coat!

If I don't come back,

on the other hand...

Stop, stop!

Well, come in.

Good evening, Doctor!

Good evening, mayor!

No fire! Understand?

Hey, stop!

Anybody could verify me!

I was forced to bake bread

for the Germans!

I'm a baker! Bread! Tovarish!


I was forced! Please, I...

I didn't do anything!

I'm your humble servant, mayor!

- Please, I'm not!

- Shut up, Mr. Viniczay!

You must accept your lot!

Please, get out.

Please, get out, come on.

Hurry, hurry.

Stand by the wall!


Turn round!

None of them has any weapons!

Who are you?

- I'm a baker, but I didn't...

- And you?

- Mayor.

- You stay here. And you?

Manager of the electric station.

Back on the truck! You'll continue!

- And you?

- Surgeon.

- Did you come from a hospital?

- I was brought here.

- Go into the house!

- And you?

Chief Engineer of the city.

Follow the doctor!

- And you?

- Calvinist cleric.

Are there only wounded in the hospital?


- Germans as well?

- Yes.

Why were they left behind?

They arrived just before departure.

And why did you stay here?

I'm a Hungarian.

If I must die,

I'd rather die here at home.

Please, make yourself at home!

Big words, doctor.

Take a seat!

I didn't mean it like that.

Is the hospital well-equipped?

They took everything.

- Medicines, bandages?

- Hardly enough for those already there.

For how many wounded could

you give places to?

We have no bedlinen, no blankets,

or orderlies...

The machines are taken apart...

And what if you're given everything

you'd need?

Then... then I could probably place

200 people more!

I could use the corridors as well!

- Write down everything you need!

- Now?

Now, now! Here!

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