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How the Great, Forgotten Forced March Made It Back to Theaters

How the Great, Forgotten Forced March Made It Back to Theaters
The first incarnation of Forced March, the 1989 tribute to acclaimed Hungarian poet and Holocaust survivor Miklós Radnóti that will be shown — in re-edited, digitalized form — at Quad Cinema on November 1, was plagued by unexpectedly bad timing. It was shot in Hungary exactly 25 years ago, just when Communism — and, in turn, Soviet funding for the arts — was trickling out of the country. The budget sank, and the local Hungarian crew struggled to keep up with the demands of the contract. Co-producers/co-writers Karl Bardosh and Dick Atkins and director Rick King pulled together to bring Forced March in for $2.7 million. But back home, the independent film in...
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