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1985

The Right Man for a Delicate Mission

Megfelelö ember kényes feladatra
Runtime
1h 45m
Countries
  • HU
  • Hungary
Languages
  • hu
In this somewhat uneven political satire, good revolutionaries have overthrown a totalitarian state riddled with corruption on all levels when a truly naive bureaucrat (Boguslaw Linda) is placed on a jury that will judge the results of a history competition. Once on the jury, the young bureaucrat starts looking into the past himself and gets embroiled in a labyrinth. The past may well be unclear because recent leaders have certain facts that need to be kept buried. Filmmaker Janos Kovacsi borrows characteristics from revolutions in the Eastern European block (1950s-1980s) to create this post-revolutionary society with an idealist commander (Ferenc Zenthe) meant to lead them. A clue as to what happens next lies in the opening scene -- the funeral of the commander who has given his life for his cause. Ironically, Kovacsi undoubtedly faced censorship on this film. That would not only account for some uneven narration, but it adds a dimension of reality to the topic at hand.

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  • Status
    Released
  • Release date
    March 18, 1985
  • Original Language
    Hungarian
  • Production Companies
    • Deltafilmi
    • MAFILM Objektív Filmstúdió
    • Magyar Televízió