Torn from the Flag
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Torn from the Flag
In the fall of 1956, Hungary was one of many Eastern Bloc nations living under the thumb of the Soviet Union, but the people of Hungary stood up to the power of the U.S.S.R. and launched a rebellion that threatened to topple Soviet control of the country. After thirteen days in which revolutionary forces took to the streets and demanded freedom, skirmishes with police led to an invasion by the Russian military, who crushed the budding revolt with tanks. But the rebellion became a pivotal event in the ongoing Cold War, suggesting that the Soviet Union was not invulnerable despite the failure of… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Klaudia Kovacs's riveting documentary on the 1956 Hungarian Revolution sketches the fragile, shifting line between war and peace, liberty and tyranny, hope and despair, and life and death."
‑ Jonathan F. Richards, Film.com
"Superb."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"This is a lively piece of history, put together with a good deal of technical skill as well as unmistakable passion."
‑ Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter
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