Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
A 10-year-old Hungarian boy and his grandmother cope with the bloody Budapest uprising of 1956 that led to the Soviet takeover of the country. When the October battles begin, the boy and his family are forced to remain in their homes. The grandmother spends her days reading, and the boy is thrilled to be out of school. While they await the end of the curfew, many things befall the lad and his family.
occupation [military], oppression, war, affection, attack, bonding [relationship], boy, building, car, child, city, classmate, committed-relationship, compromise, creativity, curfew, disease, doctor/nurse, door, emotion, employee, employment, exploitation, exploration, extramarital-affair, failure, false-accusation, family, father, fear, fire, forest, freedom, friendship, grandmother, grandson, group, history, home, house, imperialism, injustice, insurrection, invasion, journey, killing, lawyer, loneliness, lost, lover, man, manager, march [military], mother, mother-in-law, nudity, opportunity, outdoors, pain, portrait, property, railroad, realization, release, retrieve, return, school, sexual, sexual-awakening, sister, slice-of-life, smuggling, soldier, terror, troops, uprising, vulnerability, wife, window, youth