A powerful new film inspired by a true story. This feature follows the heroic lives of a world leader and a young man swept up in the horrors of WWII. Both men are from Hungary--a country and German ally that had been spared the atrocities orchestrated by Hitler throughout much of Europe. As the war reaches its climax, Germany begins to doubt the loyalties of the Hungarian leadership-in particular Regent Horthy (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley). The Regent tries to navigate his country between the growing terror of Nazi Germany and the oppressive threat of communist Russia. He is ultimately faced with ceding power to another political party or accepting the execution of his son. As the crisis unfolds, thousands of his citizens are forced underground or put into ghettos. One of them is a young man named Elek Cohen (Jonas Armstrong) who is separated from his family and determined to find them. Aided by the woman he loves (Hannah Tointon), Elek disguises himself as a Nazi SS officer ... Written by
The working title of the film was "The Glass House" because part of the film takes place at the historical glass factory, in Budapest. It became a legation of the Swiss government during WWII. Many innocent lives were saved from the Nazi death camps by the covert missions that emanated from there. See more »
The war. It reveals one's true character. And when my homeland became a battleground, nothing could prepare me for what was to come.
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Flower Duet (from Lakmé)
Composed by Léo Delibes
Arranged by The Beat Suite Symphonic Orchestra
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It is hard to believe that Mark Schmitt spent $80 million making this pathetically inadequate piece of film-making. According to the film's website this is what he spent (wasted). It is evident from the website that this movie was a vanity movie given all the attention on where various family members appeared in the movie. From what I have heard from the industry the movie was already in the can when they decided to add Ben Kingsley to try and save it. This explains the disjointed flow. The dialog is worthy of a high school junior. The good reviews can only have come from family members and friends. Now this is the kind of movie that the North Korean's should keep out of the movie houses
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