Fugefalevel (1966)

Run Time - 81 min.  |   Countries - Hungary  |  
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The pettiness of communist bureaucrats are satirically skewered in this Hungarian comedy. A journalist gets in trouble when he is overheard complaining about bureaucrats who refuse to unlock the door to a public restroom. He writes an editorial defending an artist who sculpted a nude statue that was criticized by a Party official. The journalist catches the eye of his editor's sweetheart, but she later dumps him when she can't abide with his duplicity. In spite of his trouble, he manages to get appointed to a key position in the city hierarchy.

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against-the-system, artist, bureaucracy, Communism, editor, government, journalism, statue