To pay tribute to his memory, we introduce the career of Béla Lugosi. The intertwining of the person and "the big" role is mystified by many even today; we also toy with this idea in certain scenes in the film in an ironic way,
applying the scenery and music typical of the era - from silent film to sound film.
Hungary, Transylvania, the end of the XIX. century. In a small town the bell of the church is calling to Mass, while a mother is searching for her son in the street... We are in Budapest, the boy became a fine man, a well-respected actor of the National Theater, continuously the hero in love on stage, also a well-known character of national silent film industry. The First World War. Our protagonist faces the horrors while serving on the Italian front-line. After the war he stands in front of the cameras again, but this time in Berlin... On the stormy Atlantic Ocean a cargo ship is fighting the elements, our hero is nervously trying to rest in the cabin, but instead he heads to the engine room. The ship docks in America, the land of opportunities. In California, he is drinking coffee with his company in an elegant club, when he receives a telegraph. In a vast studio, the staff is ready, the spotlights are turned on, the camera is rolling. Everyone is watching in awe as the charismatic figure appears on the top of the stairs, who then starts walking down the stairs...
This film is the story of a boy from Transylvania, who was a well-known person in the life of theater in Budapest in the past century, who then became a silent film star... And a legend in Hollywood.