Children of Glory (Szabadság, szerelem) (2007)
Average Rating: 6.2/10
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Release Date: Dec 6, 2006 Limited
Average Rating: 3.7/5
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A nation whose dreams of freedom have been crushed meet their rivals on a different field of battle in this drama inspired by a true story. In 1956, Karcsi Szabo (Ivan Fenyo) was a star athlete at the University of Budapest and had been named captain of the national water polo team than would represent Hungary in the Olympics held that summer in Australia. However, many of Szabo's countrymen had more on their minds; Hungary had fallen under the oppressive rule of the Soviet Union, and a growing
Dec 6, 2006 Limited
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The sports-movie clichés and war-movie clichés go together like oil and water polo, but there's no denying the power of this inspiring (mostly) true story.
A Hollywood-friendly version of these tragic events, with the star water polo player Karcsi (Ivan Fenyo) forced to choose between possible Olympic glory and his loyalty to student revolutionary girlfriend Viki (Kata Dobo).
Legendary screenwriter Joe Eszterhas brings his sledgehammer touch to this heartfelt movie about Hungary, the embattled country of his forebears.
The 1956 Hungarian Revolution is the setting for this enjoyable drama in which love triumphs over evil.
A worthy subject and some impressive sequences, but Children Of Glory is a would-be epic emerging as a clumsy culture clash.
Coming across like Doctor Zhivago with water sports, this sweeping drama tells of a romance between the star player of Hungary's invincible water polo team and a young radical caught up in the country's 1956 uprising.
While no masterpiece, Children of Glory never has a dull moment. The seemingly CGI-free streetfighting, with revolutionaries facing deadly Soviet tanks, packs an explosive punch (courtesy of action and stunt legend Vic Armstong).
Light on facts but heavy on bombast, this is a stirring tribute to a doomed generation.
With a fascinating setting against the momentous 1956 Hungarian revolution, this story keeps our interest even as the filmmakers throw every conceivable movie genre at us.
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