Ket Felido a Pokolban (1962)

Run Time - 140 min.  |   Countries - Hungary  |  
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Director and co-scripter Zoltan Fabri, an important figure in Hungarian cinema, offers a new twist on an old story in this effective tale of a POW camp run by Germans and a game of soccer. Rather than soldiers, this camp which is located in Hungary has political prisoners and Jews. One day the Germans are looking for entertainment and after discovering that a soccer ace is among their POWs, they decide to challenge the prisoners to a match. As the star player gets together a team and preparations begin for the game, the team also attempts an aborted escape. They are caught, but in spite of everything the game will go on -- to unexpected and tragic results.

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atrocity, concentration-camp, escape, POW (Prisoner of War), prison, soccer, sports, worker