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Freedom's Fury


USA 2006, 88 minutes
Dir. Colin K. Gray, Megan Raney
In English, Hungarian with English subtitles
Genres: Documentary

Topics: Sport, Politics.


Aroview: Sport and politics mix in this gripping account of a hotly contested water polo semifinal between Hungary and the Soviet Union during the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.

With rivalry between the nations amplified in the wake of Hungary’s oppression under Soviet rule, fireworks ensued, with the Hungarians famously taking it to the Ruskies through violent tactics and all-out aggression. As a document of fervent nationalism and political uprising – in a sporting context, at least – this is stirring stuff, if somewhat unremarkable as a storytelling exercise. Olympic swimming legend Mark Spitz narrates.

NZ International Film Festival 2007

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 16:9

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