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.
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