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The Witness

7.3
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Original title
A tanú
Year
Running time
105 min.
Country
Hungary Hungary
Director
Screenwriter
Péter Bacsó, János Ujhelyi
Music
Szabolcs Fényes, György Vukán
Cinematography
János Zsombolyai
Cast
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Producer
MAFILM 1. Játékfilmstúdió
Genre
Comedy | Satire
Synopsis / Plot
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 satire 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... Written by Zoltan Furedi
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