The Red and the White (1967)


Directed by: Miklós Jancsó

Stars: József Madaras, Tibor Molnár, András Kozák

Language: Hungarian + Commentary Eng (2nd track) | Subtitles: English, Chinese (embed)

(English Commentary by Film Historian Jonathan Owen)

Country: Hungary | Imdb Info | Ar: 2.40:1 | Brrip

Also known as: Csillagosok, katonák

Description:  In 1919, Hungarian Communists aid the Bolsheviks’ defeat of Czarists, the Whites. Near the Volga, a monastery and a field hospital are held by one side then the other. Captives are executed or sent running naked into the woods. Neither side has a plan, and characters the camera picks out soon die. A White Cossack officer kills a Hungarian and is executed by his own superiors when he tries to rape a milkmaid. At the hospital, White officers order nurses into the woods, dressed in finery, to waltz. A nurse aids the Reds, then they accuse her of treason for following White orders. Red soldiers walk willingly, singing, into an overwhelming force. War seems chaotic and arbitrary.


5.46GB | 91:12mins | 1280×536 | mkv

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One Response to The Red and the White (1967)

  1. Muff Diver says:

    Thanks for this classic, RL!

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