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Children of Glory (2006)

Szabadság, szerelem (original title)
At the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, the Hungarian water polo team faces off against the Russians in what will become known as one of the bloodiest matches in the sport's history.

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Szabó Karcsi
Sándor Csányi ...
Vámos Tibi
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Ildikó Bánsági ...
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Tamás Jordán ...
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Hanák Eszter
Zsolt Huszár ...
Gál Jancsi
Tamás Keresztes ...
Ács Imi
Péter Haumann ...
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Dániel Gábori ...
Józsika (as Gábori Dániel)
Róbert Marton ...
Kardos Márton (Compó)
Kornél Simon ...
Abonyi Gyula (Báró)
Krisztián Kolovratnik ...
Fazekas Sándor (Frank)
Antal Czapkó ...
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Children of Glory will commemorate Hungary's heroic Revolution of 1956, and takes place in Budapest and at the Melbourne Olympic Games in October and November of that year. While Soviet tanks were destroying Hungary, the Hungarian water polo team was winning over the Soviets in the Olympic pool in Melbourne, in what has been described as the bloodiest water polo match in history. Written by Anonymous

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Several members of the real 2000/2004/2008 Olympic champion Hungarian Waterpolo team portray Hungarian and Soviet players in the movie: Bulcsú Székely, Péter Biros, Zoltán Szécsi, Gergely Kiss, István Gergely, Attila Vári. See more »

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There are two versions of the movie. A shorter version is missing some violent shots when the Soviet tank is destroyed in the alley, showing Russian soldiers burning alive. Karcsi's little brother dies in this scene as one of the soldiers see him running with the pistol and shoots him. His death was probably removed for the sake of a better PG rating, for the film to be shown at schools and in television. However it's a little bit odd that this character simply disappears from the story. See more »

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A remarkable movie of fighting for the same cause in two different ways at the same time...
20 October 2006 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

I'm so proud of all the Hungarian movie makers, actors, actresses, and sportsmen who took part in the creation of this great film. I've not seen such a flawless screenplay long time ago. It's shocking but glorious, full of emotion, will and act for achieving freedom and victory. Absulutely raises a worthy monument to the memory of the Hungarian revolution and war of independence and its heroes in 1956.

Few days before the 50th anniversary of 23rd October this is the best time to remember and meditate on. That's the reason why I think this film should be seen by everyone, and not just within the borders of Hungary.


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