Boszorkanyszombat (1983)

Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - Hungary  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Director Janos Rozsa has gathered together a group of fairy-tale characters (and writers) like Snow White, Cinderella, the Brothers Grimm, and Little Red Riding Hood to be there when Sleeping Beauty wakes up after her 100-year nap, but once this setting is established, he moves away from a children's story into the world of politics. The catch is that Snow White's wicked stepmother imprisons the Brothers Grimm to force them to rewrite their stories so that the villains end up victorious. The parallel to governments that have rewritten history quickly becomes apparent. If Rozsa had stayed with a light-hearted children's film, then the movie would have lived up to its great special effects, sets, costumes, and cinematography.

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history, imprisonment, kidnapping, unjust-imprisonment