Running Time: 127 min.
Release Date: November 25, 2006
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The life of Imre Nagy, here dramatized by acclaimed director, Marta Meszaros, is one of the definitive stories of 20th Century history. He was the first Communist leader to become the symbol of a national revolution, a prime minister, a denouncer of the Warsaw Pact, and an advocate of multiparty democracy.
The film makes an attempt to throw light on the life of the prime minister from a different angle, and to present his story through a subjective point of view, starting from the swirl of 1956, to his execution, to telling events after his death in contemporary Hungary.
Meszáros creates a rich fictional portrait of Nagy's life and times, detailing the various factions and tensions that coursed through Hungarian politics during those pivotal moments of '56 and beyond.