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Vera Pap ...
Vera Angi (as Pap Veronika)
Erzsi Pásztor ...
Anna Traján
Éva Szabó ...
Mária Muskát
Tamás Dunai ...
István André István
László Halász ...
Sas elvtárs
László Horváth ...
József Neubauer
Teréz Bod
Gabriella Koszta
Ágnes Dávid ...
(as Ági Dávid)
György Kölgyesi
Franciska Györy
Kati Marton ...
(as Katalin Marton)
László Kanalas
Imre Ráday ...
Hospital director
Flóra Kádár
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When ideology becomes policy
10 June 2005 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen Angi Vera since its initial release, but I have always remembered its honesty and insight into how the institutionalization of ideals ultimately gets corrupted.

Angi Vera, as a promising young woman, gets invited to a Communist training center to undergo the next level of indoctrination into Party life.

She begins to realize how people get ahead in the Party: by saying things they don't mean but think are politically correct; by becoming friends with Party dignitaries, even if you don't like them; by being seen as a dedicated worker (as opposed to actually being a dedicated worker).

I believe this experience has been felt by many, inside and outside politics, or the left, but also in church work, corporations, non-profit organizations, etc. Strong organizations with good leadership build in safeguards for toadyism that gets encouraged by mid-level teachers and managers.

It's interesting this film was made under a Communist regime. I associate it with MAN OF MARBLE and MAN OF IRON, films with a similar theme—and an attack on Eastern Block Communist indoctrination and public relations, also made while Communists were still in power.

The film is slow-moving, but very effective and subtle, and feels very authentic.


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