Itelet (1970)

Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature]  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - Hungary, Romania, Slovakia  |  
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Gyorgy Dozsa (Ferenc Bessenyei) is appointed by a Hungarian Cardinal to lead people from four countries in a religious crusade. Men from Hungary, Slovakia, Serbia and Romania are gathered together for the pilgrimage. Once the army was in place, Dozsa decides to lead revolt against the noblemen. He is captured after a fierce battle and subjected to torture. He is forced to sit on a white hot iron throne, and a glowing metal crown is placed on his head. His refusal to renounce his actions endeared him to freedom fighters in Eastern Europe for centuries to come.

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aristocracy, freedom-fighter, leader, pilgrimage, religion, revolution, torture