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Published on Apr 20, 2006
Set during the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, Miklós Jancsó's The Red and the White is a war film unlike any other. Through its stylistic virtuosity, ritualistic power and sheer beauty, Jancsó invites us to study the mechanisms of power almost abstractly and with a cold eroticism that clearly portrays the utter futility of war. Although the film was an Hungarian-Russian co-production, the Russian authorities banned it from being shown anywhere in the Soviet Union.
Miklós Jancsó is arguably the key Hungarian filmmaker of the sound era and The Red and the White will be the first of his films that Second Run DVD will be releasing through 2006. "A tour de force of a very special kind ... an astonishing director." - Derek Malcolm, The Guardian " Miklós Jancsó ... one of the great political film makers." - The Village Voice
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