Béla Pintér


The new SND building, Studio
9. 3. 2023 19:00 h - 21:00 h
Dirt is a powerful intimate story with elements of ballads and folklore, yet with a generous dose of irony and canny social criticism. The story is set in a Hungarian village over four seasons. Irena and Attila have been trying to start a family for a quite some time. Yet, they learn that, because of complications during a routine surgery, they have lost any opportunity to conceive their offspring. They decide to resolve the situation by adoption. Yet, due to the two-year waiting period, they will eventually adopt two teenage girls. Ruža / Rose nicknamed Dirt, and her friend Anita, who, as they claim, have made a blood pact. The village setting is first hostile to the two foster girls. With their new parents, love is also not shared equally. What can a lack of love lead to? The inclination to extremism, nationalism and intolerance may start to seem trivial in comparison with the gradually surfacing tragedies of the characters. Yet, can there be anything truly banal in all this?
Running time: 2 hrs no interval
Première March 24, 2022
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Subtitles: en

Production Team

Directed by Ján Luterán
Dramaturgy Daniel Majling
Set and Costume Designer Diana Strauszová
Choreography Assistance Ladislav Cmorej


Anita Janka Balková (as a guest)
Bandi Šulek Emil Horváth
Pali Kováč Ladislav Cmorej
Doctor / János Regös / Police officer Richard Stanke
Educator / Suzanne Gabriela Dzuríková