Hideg napok (1966)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - Hungary  |  
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Andras Kovacs, a leading light of the new Hungarian cinema, brought his "docudrama" technique to his 1966 film Cold Days. The story deals with the systematic slaughter of Jews and Serbians by Hungarian fascists during World War II. Kovacs is not quite a revisionist historian, but he does cast doubt on the "official" interpretations of this horrible human-rights violation. Nor is the audience allowed to slip into complacency: it comes as a shock to discover that many of the characters whom we're rooting for turn out to be the villains! Both written and directed by Kovacs, Cold Days was originally released as Hideg Napok.

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war, cross-cultural-relations, execution, Holocaust, massacre, prison