The Red and the White (1967)

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During the Russian Civil War, the Red Army - aided by Hungarian Communists - and the White Army fight for control of the area surrounding the Volga.


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10 March 2004 | osloj
10
| Excellent Portrayal of War as Madness
This is a beautifully shot and sparse film that is filled with long takes reminiscent of the Russian Tarkovsky. The topic deals with the Russian revolution and the madness it spawned in warfare, namely from the Hungarian point of view, whose volunteers numbered some 48,000. It is difficult to understand what motived each character, for people are shot indiscriminately, they are freed in just the same manner and that is the nature of battle in this intense artistic film. The ending is one of the most cinematic moments ever, for those looking for a film with battles, this is not it, it's more visual.....

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Release Date:

20 September 1968

Language

Hungarian, Russian


Country of Origin

Hungary, Soviet Union

Filming Locations

Hungary

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