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4.2
488 Ratings

The Red and the White

Csillagosok, katonák

Directed by Miklós Jancsó
Soviet Union, 1967
Drama, War
  • Hungarian
  • English

Synopsis

Set in 1919, during the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, Miklós Jancsó’s The Red and the White is a war film unlike any other. In the brutal Civil War which took place, Hungarian volunteers supported the ‘Red’ revolutionaries in a war of attrition against the ‘White’ counter-revolutionaries.

Our take

In the ‘60s and ’70s, Hungary’s Miklós Jancsó, with his gorgeous camerawork and dancelike choreography of landscapes and characters, was heralded with such titans of the arthouse as Tarkovsky, Bergman, and Antonioni. His best known film, this expansive war movie is a landmark of visionary cinema.

The Red and the White
Directed by Miklós Jancsó
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Awards & Festivals

National Society of Film Critics Awards

1970 | 3rd place: Best Director

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1969 | Nominee: Best Foreign Director

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