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White Palms (2006)
"Fehér tenyér" (original title)

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Having suffered as a boy under a brutal Communist-era coach, champion Hungarian gymnast Miklos moves to Canada years later in search of a new start - only to find himself unwittingly ... See full summary »

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Zoltán Miklós Hajdu ...
Miklós Dongó
Kyle Shewfelt ...
Kyle Manjak
Gheorghe Dinica ...
Ferenc 'Puma' Szabó
Andor Lukáts ...
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Orion Radies ...
10-year-old Dongó
Dávid Horváth ...
10-year-old Józsi
Dávid Vecsernyés ...
10-year-old Bakos
Péter Déri ...
10-year-old Fónyi
Krisztián Oltyán ...
10-year-old Csaba
Illés Vér ...
10-year-old Miki
Csaba Mészáros ...
10-year-old Sztelek
Tibor Géza Papp ...
10-year-old Vágányik
Olivér Bajnóczi ...
10-year-old Vágó
Ábel Dénes ...
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Having suffered as a boy under a brutal Communist-era coach, champion Hungarian gymnast Miklos moves to Canada years later in search of a new start - only to find himself unwittingly perpetuating the very same cycle of abuse among his own pupils. Written by Anonymous

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Troubled young gymnast to troubling, but wise grown up athlete
6 May 2006 | by (Hungary, Budapest) – See all my reviews

What I quite liked in the movie was the way the early 1980's scenes and feeling was depicted. It gives a superb re-view of the late communist way of thinking. On values and performance in a sporty way.

One of the best scenes for me is the one when the grown up Dongo (the main character) gives a strike to a young Canadian athlete he is instructing. The Canadian parents reaction makes a strong counter point with the really socialist, inhuman reactions of the parents - his parents included - back in his childhood. Counter points are also intensified by the cool editing and the Black and whitish (young Dongo time) and todays scenes.

The only thing I would have left out or would alter is the visiting Russian circus story of the teenage Dongo. It feels a little cliché to me!

Go and see for yourself though! A cool movie for Central Europe and sports addicts.


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