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The Boys Are Back! Classic Hungarian Film “The Paul Street Boys” Gets a Modern Action Trailer!

Tom Szigeti 2017.05.23.

In another update of a classic Hungarian film, The Paul Street Boys has received a ‘modern’ trailer, one that makes the story of children’s gangs in Budapest at the turn of the 20th century seem like something reminiscent of Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels.

Earlier this month, YouTube channel Palóc Videotéka released an updated trailer for the film version of the famous Hungarian historical novel Eclipse of the Crescent Moon. Thanks to this trailer, the old film, entitled Stars of Eger, gets the full Lord of the Rings treatment, completely with an epic score to complement the already massive battles.

And now, Palóc Videotéka has done it again, adjusting a century-old story for a modern audience. The book, The Paul Street Boys (A Pál utcai fiúk), was written 111 years ago by famed writer Ferenc Molnár (whose grandson, Mátyás Sárközi, became an important writer and journalist in his own right). The book came to worldwide fame in the decades following its publication, and has been translated into multiple languages, with the first English edition coming out in 1927.

While there have been many versions of The Paul Street Boys to make it to the silver screen, the most famous rendition (and the one upon which this latest “modern” trailer is based) was released in 1969. An American-Hungarian co-production, the film was met with critical acclaim, and in fact was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

The Paul Street Boys is a cinema classic; check out its ‘new’ trailer below, then be sure to check out the full film for yourself!

Via Palóc Videotéka YouTube Channel, Wikipedia, and hvg.hu