Looking back over his life, Sindbád admits, “I’ve never loved anybody but my vanity.” After drifting through liaison after liaison, ritualised meal after ritualised meal, he’s come to the end of the road. Zoltán Huszárik’s extraordinary Szindbád is an elegiac evocation of a life spent pursuing gratification at the expense of forming any real bonds. Sensual Sindbad (Zoltan Latinovits) leaves behind broken hearts and fond memories when he moves from one woman to another. Some of them, overwhelmed by their tragic attachment, seek to have him join them in a suicide pact, others carelessly toss their lives away. It’s also a magical film that was barely heard of outside Hungary until the last decade.