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Children of Glory (film)

Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:21 am

Oddly, it takes quite a lot to get someone who researches film to get excited over a film they watch for pleasure! We see so many for "work" that sometimes it's all a bit of an effort. However, I picked up the Hungarian film "Children of Glory" this week and watched tonight, mesmerised. has anyone else seen this?

This is a brilliant movie, loosely based on the true story of the Blood In The Water water polo match from the Melbourne olympics of 1956 in which Hungary faced Russia at the same time as the Hungarian revolution was taking place. The film, made in 2006, tells the story of both the uprising and the polo match and is gripping stuff from start to finish - harrowing, beautiful and brilliant all at the same time. I'm rather shocked to look it up and realise it neither won nor was nominated for any major film award. A great film that seems to have been sadly overlooked and is thoroughly recommended for anyone who likes war or sporting dramas (if they don't mind subtitled films, of course!)

Re: Children of Glory (film)

Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:01 am

Sounds great, a fascinating episode.