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A Tanu (The Witness) (1969) Peter Bacso; Ferenc Kallai, Lajos Oze
A Tanu (The Witness) (1969) Peter Bacso; Ferenc Kallai, Lajos Oze


 
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In Hungarian with English subtitles.

Widescreen. Banned for over a decade for its outspoken criticism of the post-WWII communist regime in Hungary, Péter Bacsó's The Witness has since then achieved unparalleled cult status in its native land. Known as the best satires ever made about communism, The Witness has become a cult classic, which was also well received by critics and general audiences alike when it was finally released outside of Hungary. Its candid and realistic portrayal of the incompetent communist regime has earned great acclaim for both the director and the film itself when it was shown at Cannes Film Festival in 1981. The Witness takes place during the height of the Rákosi Era, which was closely modeled after the ruthless and brutal Stalin regime. The film follows the life of an ordinary dike keeper, József Pelikán, who has been caught for illegally slaughtering his pig. Instead of doing hard time for his "heinous" crime, Pelikán is elevated into an important position, generally reserved for the communist elite. But there's a catch...

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A Tanu April 11, 2016
Reviewer: movie lover from Inverell, New South Wales Australia  
Brilliant film,   Excellent Quality
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Highly Recommend

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Recent Purchase February 17, 2016
Reviewer: Thomas DeRoberto from Paramus, NJ United States  
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A Tanu (The Witness) (1969) Peter Bacso; Ferenc Ka March 25, 2015
Reviewer: Jorge Cisneros from Los Fresnos, TX United States  
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outstanding satire of Communist Misgovernment February 16, 2015
Reviewer: Kenneth Orme from Ligonier, PA United States  
Peter Bacso's A TANU (THE WITNESS) is a frequently hilarious lampooning of Hungary's Communist rulers, showcasing the absurdity of rule by slogans and ideological purity. Acting is deadpan and effective, photography fine, music superior.
Highly recommended

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