No question this film is visually beautiful, historically authentic and the theme itself is dealt with humanly and with much humility. Jan Nowicki was a truly authentic Nagy Imre and I guess he will be praised much for this role not only in Hungary. However, I find it quite sad that some of the dialogues were extremely constrained and artificial. Mácsai's part is totally unrealistic for instance, not to mention the parts of the grandchildren (brrr...). The whole project is so important to so many in Hungary that Mészáros Márta (an otherwise excellent director) should have had a little more attention in accuracy and authenticity in the dialogues as well. (My feeling is that Jancsó shouldn't have been allowed close to the script.)
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