oppressed Hungarian

Before Freedom
free-loving Hungarian

After Communism

October 23, 1956

A short excerpt from my favorite Hungarian movie - "The Time Is Stopping" directed by Peter Gothar

The antecedents:

The revolution was crushed by the Red Army after 11 days, on November 4. The Kadar leading new government avenged the uprising cruelly; more than 3000 heroes were executed and thousands were thrown into jail. Hundreds of thousands emigrated at the last minute. The power had a double face. One of them was a killer's face with cold blood. The other was sympathetic. So Hungary became the most joyful barracks in the lager of socialism. It was a strange kind of world - you could abuse the power a little bit, you could grow richer a little bit, it was free to receive the culture of West a little bit. Only one thing was strictly forbidden: to remember and to speak about the revolution. Everybody had to forget it. Time was stopped for decades... Our youth was running away while the time was frozen.

The scene:

There were two friends among the rebels. One emigrated and left his family; the other man was put in jail. After some years he was discharged. One morning he visited the wife of his friend. There was a dirty, poor kitchen. The broken man and the tired woman sat around the table. The man smoked a cigarette. You could feel its stink.

"What happened inside?" she asked slowly.

"Why? What happened outside?" the answer came.

Hungarian Version

The Vanguard for the Revolution Against communism


nAgUaL's Home Special Links Stuff Porn Archives nAgUaL's e-mail