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Red And The White, The R2 (Uk Import) - Jancso, Miklos
Releasedatum: 27 maart 2006
Set in 1919, during the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, Miklós Jancsó’s The Red and the White is a war film unlike any other. In the brutal Civil War which took place, Hungarian volunteers supported the ‘Red’ revolutionaries in a war of attrition against the ‘White’ counter-revolutionaries who were seeking to restore the old Czarist order. Through its stylistic virtuosity, ritualistic power and sheer beauty, Jancsó invites us to study the mechanisms of power almost abstractly and with a cold eroticism that clearly portrays the utter futility of war. Although the film was an Hungarian-Russian co-production, the Russian authorities banned it from being shown anywhere in the Soviet Union.

DVD Extra's:
Message of Stones (Kövek üzenete) - Budapest: The first film in Miklós Jancsó’s renowned but rarely-seen documentary series Message of Stones. Booklet featuring an interview with Miklós Jancsó.

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