The Olympicis never meant to be centred around politics, but it has always been, sad enough This article consists almost entirely of a plot summary. When I read the back story to this I thought it was going to be a clever movie. While no masterpiece, Children of Glory never has a dull moment. 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.
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March 14, Full Review…. September 14, Rating: Well, some Hungary history combined with legend at the Olympic games.
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The idea is to have…. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Hungarian made for Hungarian people, a film to memorialise the brave men and women who fought back against Communist oppression in only gloyr be left to die by the West as Soviet Russia returned to destroy the uprising.
Children of Glory
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Films Directed by Women Allison M. Children of Glory Hungarian: The country is occupied by the Soviet Union, but the cyildren Hungarian people is ready to fight. The film does a good job of showing the repressive nature of living under the thumb of the Soviet state against the desire for freedom.
Working in his native Hungary for the first time, Joe Eszterhas is uncharacteristically restrained as the screenwriter on Children of Glorythe story of a water-polo star politicised by a beautiful student activist during the upheaval of autumn A young water polo player on the Hungarian national team ahead of the Olympics gets caught up in the political uprising in Hungary during the same year.
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 gloyr in history.
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This article related to a Hungarian film is a stub. Golry foreign film but definately worth a peek if foreign sports films could give you have nice evening. While lgory film tells a fictional story it reflects a lot of moments of real history which it thankfully does without any claims of being a true story. More Top Movies Trailers Forums. There's little in the way of explanation for those of us uneducated on the subject but nevertheless it's an interesting wartime biopic with an Olympic showdown sub-plot which allowed the distributors to use the marketing phrase "Lives of Others meets Chariots of Fire!
It's certainly moving, but the cliche-ridden script and the blatant manipulations show that you can gloy the boy out of Hollywood, but you can't take Hollywood out of the boy. If nothing else, it's probably the best water polo film ever made. American Rhapsody Hollywood Animal. Not worth checking out beyond the history lesson.
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This page was last edited on 19 Septemberat This dramatization of Hungary's Revolution of embraces historical biopic's cliches through and through. Chilldren of Glory mins, 15 Directed by Krisztina Goda; starring Ivan Fenyo, Kata Dobo, Sandor Csanyi Working in his native Hungary for the first time, Joe Eszterhas is uncharacteristically restrained as the screenwriter on Children of Glorythe story of a water-polo star politicised by a beautiful student activist during the upheaval of autumn With a fascinating setting against the momentous Hungarian revolution, this story keeps our interest even as the filmmakers throw every conceivable movie genre at us.
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