Csillagosok, katonák (The Red and The White)
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Csillagosok, katonák (The Red and The White)
Miklos Jancso has said, "To show things in bright colors is devastating." In Csillagosok, Katonak, he examines Hungarians fighting in the Red Army in 1918 during the bloody civil war in Russia. Utilizing horizontal compositions of vast landscapes and lateral tracking shots in a widescreen frame to depict the spaces between two great armies massed against each other, he makes no value judgments for a war in which guilt is shared by both sides in the conflict. The film details a Hungarian unit supporting the Red Army against the counter-revolutionary White army on the banks of the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

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"One of the few truly anti-war pictures"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"A war film unlike any other."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
"It icily captures the gloomy mood of battle, painting each side in the same dismal color."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"...frustratingly esoteric and inaccessible."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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