Children of Glory

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Children of Glory
Directed by Krisztina Goda
Produced by Sándor Demján
Written by Joe Eszterhas, Éva Gárdos, Géza Bereményi, Réka Divinyi
Starring Kata Dobó, Iván Fenyő, Sándor Csányi, Károly Gesztesi
Release dates 10 November 2006 (2006-23-10) (Hungary)
10 February 2007 (Germany)
Running time 123 minutes
Country Hungary
Language Hungarian

Children Of Glory (Hungarian: Szabadság, Szerelem), is a 2006 film directed by Krisztina Goda.


Children of Glory commemorates Hungary's Revolution of 1956 and the Blood in the Water match. Taking place in Budapest and at the Melbourne Olympic Games in October and November of that year, the film takes viewers into the passion and sadness of one of the most dramatic popular revolts of the twentieth century. In the same year Soviet tanks were violently suppressing the Revolution within Hungary, the Hungarian water polo team was winning over Russia in the Olympic pool in Melbourne, in what is sometimes described as the bloodiest water polo match in history. While telling the story of 1956 in part through fictional lead characters, the film-makers simultaneously recreated many of the key public events of the Revolution, including the huge demonstrations and the fighting in the streets of Budapest.

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