Set in 1946, this movie deals with the planning and execution of the January, 1942 Novi Sad massacre of 4,000 Yugoslavian Serbs and Jews by Hungarian army units. It was undertaken as a ... See full summary »

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Zoltán Latinovits ...
Büky örnagy
Iván Darvas ...
Tarpataki föhajónagy
Tibor Szilágyi ...
Pozdor zászlós
Ádám Szirtes ...
Szabó tizedes
Margit Bara ...
Bükyné, Rózsa
Teri Horváth ...
Pénztárosnö
Irén Psota ...
Betti
Mari Szemes ...
Milena
Éva Vass ...
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István Avar ...
Dorner tizedes
Tamás Major ...
Grassy ezredes
János Zách ...
Feketehalmy-Czeydner altábornagy
Gyula Benkö ...
Kászoni alezredes
András Ambrus ...
Büky legénye
Antal Farkas ...
Örmester a léknél
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Set in 1946, this movie deals with the planning and execution of the January, 1942 Novi Sad massacre of 4,000 Yugoslavian Serbs and Jews by Hungarian army units. It was undertaken as a reprisal for a partisan ambush (in which 17 soldiers were gunned down). And it is mainly explored through the reminiscences of four participants--Major Buky, Lieutenant Tarpataki, Ensign Pozdor, and Corporal Szabonow--cell-mates awaiting trial. Ultimately, however, what you get is an extended debate over issues of individual responsibility. Written by Anonymous

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Voted as one of the "12 Best Hungarian Films 1948-1968" by Hungarian filmmakers and critics ("Budapest 12") in 1969. See more »

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Set in 1946, this movie deals with the planning and execution of the January, 1942 Novi Sad massacre of 4,000 Yugoslavian Serbs and Jews by Hungarian army units. It was undertaken as a reprisal for a partisan ambush (in which 17 soldiers were gunned down). And it is mainly explored through the reminiscences of four participants--Major Buky, Lieutenant Tarpataki, Ensign Pozdor, and Corporal Szabonow--cell-mates awaiting trial. Ultimately, however, what you get is an extended debate over issues of individual responsibility.

(NOTE: This should be a plot summary since the existing one is not written in English. However, I cannot seem to access that category.)


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