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Szabadság, szerelem (2006)

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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Krisztina Goda

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Joe Eszterhas (screenplay), Éva Gárdos (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kata Dobó ... Falk Viki
Iván Fenyö ... Szabó Karcsi
Sándor Csányi Sándor Csányi ... Vámos Tibi
Károly Gesztesi Károly Gesztesi ... Telki edzõ
Ildikó Bánsági Ildikó Bánsági ... Karcsi anyja
Tamás Jordán Tamás Jordán ... Karcsi nagyapja
Viktória Szávai Viktória Szávai ... Hanák Eszter
Zsolt Huszár Zsolt Huszár ... Gál Jancsi
Tamás Keresztes Tamás Keresztes ... Ács Imi
Péter Haumann Péter Haumann ... Feri bácsi
Daniel Gabori Daniel Gabori ... Józsika (as Gábori Dániel)
Róbert Marton Róbert Marton ... Kardos Márton (Compó)
Kornél Simon Kornél Simon ... Abonyi Gyula (Báró)
Krisztián Kolovratnik Krisztián Kolovratnik ... Fazekas Sándor (Frank)
Antal Czapkó Antal Czapkó ... Prokop
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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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Hungary

Language:

Hungarian | Russian | English

Release Date:

6 December 2006 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The pictures of the Soviet counterattack on 4 November are highly symbolic, yet they are incorrect. When the tanks fire their salvos, we see multiple explosions in the city in a panoramic shot. It looks like as if the Soviets were pounding the city with artillery without regard, but such a thing never happened, despite the heavy fights. Many explosions occur at locations where there were no fights in 1956 at all. See more »

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Best movie ever in Hungarian historical topic
19 October 2006 | by cscseliSee all my reviews

Hungarians are people of wars of independence. They can't stand oppression for a long time. They had wars of independence against Ottomans, Habsburgs and in 1956 against the Soviets. However there are very many exciting stories of the Hungarian history, unfortunately there are very few movies about them. This one commemorates the heroic freedom fighters of Budapest. The Hungarian title "Szabadság szerelem" (in English: Freedom and love) is a historical reference to a poem of Petöfi Sándor, the famous poet and revolutionist of the Hungarian revolution and war of independence of 1848.

You must see this movie to understand peoples of Central and Eastern-Europe and their history. They are all victims of the worst and perhaps the cruelest dictatorship ever in the world. I love this movie. And after that I must say: I'm proud to be a Hungarian.


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