Five years after Word War II Hungarian people are secretly arrested and taken to a labour camp without any judicial sentence. During the early 1950’s the very existence of the camp for political prisoners at Recsk was one of the Hungarian communist regime’s deepest secrets. Escape From Recsk tells the story of the only person who ever managed to escape successfully from Recsk – Hungary’s most notorious prison camp. He cherishes his hope by memorizing the names of fellow prisoners. The disclosure of the names of these prisoners in the West revealed the existence of the camp to the world and started the process that eventually led to dismantling the gulag camps in Central East Europe. Escape From Recsk captures the atmosphere of paranoia, humiliation and degradation that prevailed throughout the Stalinist gulag system. Even the guards do not trust each other in this nightmare world where betrayal is the only currency for purchasing small favours, and even life.Read More »
Géza Böszörményi & Lívia Gyarmathy – Recsk 1950-1953, egy titkos kényszermunkatábor története AKA Recsk 1950-1953: The Story Of A Secret Concentration Camp In Communist Hungary (1989)Lívia Gyarmathy1981-1990DocumentaryGéza BöszörményiHungaryPolitics
This European Film Award winner documentary tells the story of Recsk, Hungary’s most notorious political prison camp, which operated between 1950 and 1953. During the early 1950’s the very existence of this camp for political prisoners at Recsk was one of the Hungarian communist regime’s deepest secrets. Hundreds of people were taken there without ever actually being sentenced by any court, and had to suffer through the brutal treatment handed down by their sadistic captors. This documentary tells the story of Recsk from both the captors’ and the prisoners’ point of view, capturing the atmosphere of paranoia, humiliation and degradation that prevailed throughout the Stalinist gulag system.Read More »
Juli (Ilona Schuetz) is a 17-year-old student who takes a summer job in a local chemical factory.
She is befriended by Piri (Adit Soos), a girl with an unsavory reputation who has worked there
before. The two friends are ogled by male workers who have overactive libidos and imaginations.
Juli spurns the advances of a deluded Romeo while Piri continues to work and endure open hostility
from the older female workers while her slothful parents sink deeper into alcoholism. The title
is taken from a popular Hungarian song.Read More »