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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.

Writers:

Endre Hules, Klaudia Kovacs (story)
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3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Henry Kissinger ... Himself
Otto von Habsburg Otto von Habsburg ... Himself
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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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Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A lyukas zászló See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,700,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Homage to 1956 See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Winner Special Emblem of the Slow Film International Film Festival Eger (Hungary) 2009. See more »

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This is a must see documentary.
21 May 2008 | by kathynagySee all my reviews

Torn from the Flag - How can I convey in words the emotion I felt and the education I received watching this documentary and do it justice?

This documentary film shows the dramatic events which led to the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and consequently the collapse of the USSR Communist state decades later. The producers interviewed several actual Freedom Fighters and other participants with various points of view, so Torn from the Flag is not a mere repetition of the same news stories of the Hungarian Revolution we have heard many times before. In fact, in 90 minutes, the audience is shocked, brought to tears, witnesses the bloody struggle and the apparent short-lived victory which was achieved by the Freedom Fighters. Days later, the Hungarians' joy of freedom and hope for independence was brutally crushed by a merciless, overbearing dictatorial superpower, which was followed by severe retribution by the new communist government. Desperation replaced hope in Hungary, and the world stood by and did nothing. Why did the free world allow this suppression of liberty?

This story must be told and kept alive so that current generations better understand what occurred and future generations do not forget this struggle for freedom.

Thank you, Ms.Kovacs and company for this valiant production!


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