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Torn from the Flag: A Film by Klaudia Kovacs (2007)

A sociopolitical historical documentary-thriller about the international decline of communism and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.

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A sociopolitical historical documentary-thriller about the international decline of communism and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.

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The significant global effects of the Hungarian revolution of 1956

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10 November 2007 (USA)  »

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$1,700,000 (estimated)
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Excellent eye-opener!
26 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Torn from the Flag is a true eye-opener on international policies. It gives you a very thorough understanding of the history surrounding the Cold War Era and the ideology of communism with touching and moving testimonies from several interesting interviewees. It shows us the unforeseen consequences of Western good intent and propaganda espousing democracy and freedom without the necessary follow-through - like our current situation in the Middle East. Director Klaudia Kovacs' courageous and exciting film examines these important matters through her young, compassionate, non-judgmental, brilliant eye. I highly recommend it to all viewers interested in international, social, and/or human-rights issues.


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