Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Any student of history will know the import of the year 1848 on European politics. The Hungarian Vadon takes place in the 1850s, "after the deluge." Sandor Oszter heads the cast as Magyar-leader Kristof Batiszy. The film traces his struggle to form a strong, united front against the Austrian empire. Parallels are drawn between the upheavals in 19th-century Hungary and the 1956 uprising against the communist regime. The English-language title of Vadon is The Wilderness.