A fictional account of the 1958 attack against the Hungarian embassy in Bern. Based on a true story about the aftermath of the 1956 Hungarian revolution.


Attila Szász


Norbert Köbli
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Cast overview, first billed only:
János Kulka János Kulka ... Koroknai
Tamás Szabó Kimmel Tamás Szabó Kimmel ... Ábel
József Kádas József Kádas ... Bános
Rozi Lovas Rozi Lovas ... Hajni
Rémusz Szikszai Rémusz Szikszai ... Vermes
László I. Kish ... Lambert
Mónika Balsai Mónika Balsai ... Edina
Ádám Lábodi Ádám Lábodi ... Radó
Mariann Szalay Mariann Szalay ... Ági
László Katona László Katona ... Vince
Péter Takátsy ... Gottman
András Jáger András Jáger ... Hadnagy
Zoltán Tamási Zoltán Tamási ... Kelemen
Sarolta Zöldhegyi Sarolta Zöldhegyi ... Kelemenné
Gábor Maday Gábor Maday ... Rendõr


On August 16, 1958 two Hungarian immigrants break into the Hungarian embassy in Bern and take the ambassador hostage. As the Swiss police surrounds the building and a group of Hungarian immigrants shows up on the street to demonstrate, a tense, twist-filled hostage drama plays out behind the closed doors of the embassy. Based on a true story. Written by Anonymous

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The revolution takes a hostage.


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A little bit overrated, but worth a watch
15 February 2015 | by adrianovondraSee all my reviews

I think the biggest problem with the film is, that it is really made only for the Hungarian audience, as it requires some knowledge of the history of this nation. And even if you got this knowledge, the motivations of the characters are not really clear throughout the entire story. So the film is far from perfect, BUT apart from that, The Ambassador to Bern is a good, more than watchable movie in every aspect. János Kulka (as usual from him), gives a great performance as the title character, and the supporting actors are quite good too. It is basically a hostage drama, entertaining to almost everyone, and also pretty short, so definitely worth a watch, especially if you're a Hungarian or a fan of Hungarian movies.

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25 February 2014 (Hungary) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary


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HUF150,000,000 (estimated)
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