Children of Glory

Rated NR 123 minutes 2006

Ironically this bloated historical drama about Hungary's failed democratic revolution of 1956 evokes nothing less than a Stalinist pageant: everyone on the right side of history is depicted as a morally enlightened superhuman, and a wash of bathetic music every few minutes is supposed to remind you how monumental the situation is. The fictional story centers on an Olympic water polo player whose encounter with a passionate girl from the democratic student movement awakens him politically, after which they spend a lot of time tearfully embracing each other amid crowds of protesters. Krisztina Goda directed; Basic Instinct screenwriter Joe Eszterhas contributed to the screenplay. In Hungarian with subtitles.

Film Credits

Director: Krisztina Goda

Writer: Joe Eszterhas, Éva Gárdos and Geza Beremenyi

Producer: Sándor Demján, Andrew Vajna and Tamás Zákonyi S.

Cast: Kata Dobó, Iván Fenyö, Sándor Csányi and Karoly Gesztesi

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