Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
The brutality that preceded the 1956 protests in Hungary may have fanned the plot of this 1981 political drama. After a rather vicious soccer game, the coach of the losing team unleashes his rage against the umpire in a locker room fight that ends up with the umpire very dead, his head bashed against the inside of a toilet bowl. A journalist sees the bloody toilet bowl and hides it in a church belfry (yes), a place safe from accidental discovery. Meanwhile, the journalist writes an article that exposes much of the truth about the fight, and as a consquence of that unadvisedly rash action he is thrown in jail - perhaps for longer than he realizes as the political higher-ups are not too interested in getting to the bottom of things. Before the film ends, there is yet another murder - and the fate of the journalist, not to mention the truth, lies in the balance.
accusation, journalism, murder, rage, soccer, umpire