The Unburied Man
(A temetetlen halott)
feature, 35mm, 127 minutes, 1:1.85
PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2004.
The life of Imre Nagy is one of the definitive stories of 20th century history. He was the first communist leader to become the symbol of a national revolution, a prime minister, a denouncer of the Warsaw Pact, and an advocate of multiparty democracy. The film makes an attempt to throw light on the life of the martyr prime minister from a different angle, and to present his story through a subjective point of view, starting from the events of 1956, going on to his execution and finally the events subsequent to his story until today.
When the Soviet troops began the siege of Budapest on the 4th November 1956, Imre Nagy and several members of his government accepted the asylum offered to them by the Yugoslav Embassy. Then they were lured out of the embassy by the offer of being given the freedom to leave, only to be kidnapped and transported to Romania. In 1957 Imre Nagy was taken back to Hungary. For fourteen months he languished in prison under inhumane conditions, and subjected to interrogations that sought to wring evidence out of him in order to justify an insane charge of treason. Throughout the hearings and the trial he consistently stood by his ideological and political convictions. He did not plead for clemency, hoping that coming generations would do his memory justice.
The script is based on the diary written by Imre Nagy, and the memories of his daughter, Erzsébet Nagy, as well as authentic documents and records.
|Márta Mészáros, Éva Pataki||Screenplay|
|Nyika Jancsó||Director of photography|
|István Ocztos||Visual design|
|Attila Csáky, Michalk Kwiecinski, Igor Hudec||Producer|
|CameoFilm, Ars Media / SK, Telewizja Polska / PL, Akson Studio / PL||Production company|
|Jan Nowicki, Matej Landl, Lili Horvát, Imre Csuja, György Cserhalmi, Ady Hajdu, Jan Frycz, Mariann Moór, Péter Andorai, Sándor Csányi, János Kulka, Ervin Nagy, Teri Tordai, Gyula Benedek, Vanda Turekova, Zsuzsa Czinkóczi, Adél Kováts, Pál Mácsai, Petra Lángova, Zoltán Csankó, Áron Őze||Cast|
|Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2005||Best Actor: György Cserhalmi|
|Pessac International Historic Film Festival - 2005||Audience Award|
|Riga Baltic Pearl - 2005|
|Delhi IIWFF - 2005|
|Istanbul Rendez-Vous - 2005|
|Copenhagen CPH:PIX - 2005|
|Mumbai International Film Festival - 2006|
|Thiruvananthapuram Kerala International Film Festival - 2005|
|Montreal The World Film Festival - 2005|
|Trieste Film Festival - 2006|
|Ankara Flying Broom Women's Film Festival - 2006|
|Calcutta International Film Festival - 2009|
|Palic International Film Festival - 2005|
|Milan Sguardi Altrove Film Festival - 2006|
|Goa International Film Festival of India - 2005|
|Ljubljana International Film Festival - 2005|
|Porto FANTASPORTO - 2006|
|Busan International Film Festival - 2005|
|Torún TOFIFEST - 2006|
|Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 2005||(in competition)|
|Seville Film Festival - 2005|
|Thiruvananthapuram International Film Festival - 2007|
|Pula Film Festival - 2016|
|Wiesbaden GoEast Film Festival - 2017|
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