On Hitlers birthday, the Germans decide to organize a soccer match between prisoners of war and Germans. They assign the task of organizing the team to a well known Olympics football player who demands for his team food and a chance to train.
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Gorgeously directed and filmed epic about a labor camp's prisoners who are coerced into a soccer game against a Nazi team. The motif of the 'great escape' is explored twice culminating in a tragic and uplifting finale. Fábri depicts with chilling neutrality the everyday plight and humiliation of the Hungarian prisoners, exploring with a keen eye all personal dilemmas. Funny at points, it is a patriotic masterpiece.