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by Miklós Jancsó


In Hungary, the national movement led by Kossuth has been crushed and the Austrian hegemony re-established, but partisans carry on with violent actions. In order to root out the guerilla, the army rounds up suspects and jails them in an isolated fort. The authorities do not have the identity of the guerilla leaders, who are supposed to be present among the prisoners. However, they know enough about some of the suspects to apply perfidious forms of coercion effectively.

original title: Szegénylegények
country: Hungary
year: 1966
genre: fiction
directed by: Miklós Jancsó
film run: 90'
screenplay: Gyula Hernádi
cast: János Görbe, Zoltán Latinovits, Tibor Molnár
cinematography by: Tamás Somló
film editing: Zoltán Farkas
art director: Tamás Banovich
costumes designer: Zsuzsa Vicze
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