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A reworking of a Istvan Szekely's 1931 comedy classic Hyppolit a Lakaj, this film, directed by Barna Kabay was a huge success in its native Hungary. The Schneider family has grown rich from a transportation company that inept patriarch Matyas inherited from his father. They live with all the trappings of bourgeois success -- a house, a heated pool, and a poodle. But when Matyas' wife learns that a butler is de rigueur for a socially-minded family, she immediately hires Hippolyt -- a dauntingly rigid man...more