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
I only watched about 20 minutes of the movie, before I finally quit. Why is it that directors and producers take such care with costumes and with women's hairstyles, then botch the whole thing up by having the men wear 21st century haircuts? The only men who had long hair in the 1930s and 1940s were those who were in no condition to do something about it, like those in concentration camps and in prison. Men did not wear long hair, did not wear their hair thick on their necks, and not touching their collars. But I see it time after time in modern WWII movies. Just look at photos from that period.
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