I have just arrived home from the movie so the experience is very recent, but I still don't know what was the director's intention. It was too general to know Nagy Imre's life and too idealized to know the main character's real personality, tells you too few about the revolution of 1956. I had the feeling that Márta Mészáros wants to speak not only about this historical person's fate but also about others who were sentenced and killed after the revolution. But Nagy Imre is not a good sample for this as he was handled specially in the prison as the former prime minister. I think Jan Nowicki played great just like many others in this movie but you may find some very bad performances also. The picture is really beautiful and always match to the actual sequences which change very often and fast.
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