Hungary Torn Apart

Description:

Where does the hate which divides our country originate from? How did the still lasting antagonism start? To what extent was Communist Secret Service responsible for the division, during the change of the regime? What games did they orchestrate from the background during the 1990s and the 2000s? Gergely Huth’s documentary is seeking the answers to these questions, asking key players of the changment of the regime. One time friends and allies are speaking of the unity of the past, which was so dangerous for the Communist Party and which was ultimately so easy to break.

Secret documents, spectacular animation inserts, unique footages, an agent confronting his past, a researcher turned counter-espionage officer, memories completing each other into a large picture- these fragments make-up the film, which isn’t preaching, only trying to make viewers think. How did we get here? Why did we let this happen? To what extent was „ÉK”, the Secret Service’s controverisal action succesful?

We see it’s outcome. The distruption worked.

Director: Huth Gergely |
Producer: Skrabski Fruzsina |
Cameraman: Barta Zoltán | | | |
Production manager: Zsalakó Réka |
Length: 50 minutes
Language: Hungarian
Year: 2017
 
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Dying for Ukraine

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The documentary introduces the families of three Hungarian victims and aims to present through their stories how Subcarpathians were affected by the East-Ukrainian war.  In the East-Ukrainian region, bloody battles started between the Ukrainian army and Russian separatists in the spring of 2014. Several thousands died and hundreds of thousands had to leave their homes. Several hundred Subcarpathia-based Hungarian soldiers took part in the fight, and nearly a dozen of them died.

The film sheds light on how the soldiers had been drafted into the army, how they maintained contact with their relatives, what they had to lack and what were their last messages to their loved ones. Two mothers and a wife stir the memory of the moment when they came to know that their sons and husband had been killed in Donetsk and Luhansk.

Hungarian and Ukrainian soldiers tell us about their front experiences and grievous traumas.

The film crew went along the locations of the front where the heaviest battles took place and the Hungarian victims died. A humanitarian aid agency is continuously searching for the dead because thousands of unburied bodies are still lying on the battleground.

Shocking sequences give insight into how the residents of the homeland take the funereal procession held for the heroes of the war.

Hungarian and Russian historicists, as well as Ukrainian interviewees analyze the causes of the conflict and try to give answer to the question, what the future can bring.

 

Director: Csarnai Attila |
Producer: Skrabski Fruzsina |
Cameraman: Dimeth Balázs | |
Production manager: Kopp Krisztina |
Length: 52 minutes
Language: Hungarian
Year: 2017
 
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A Soldier’s Tale

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Noemi Katona, a 28 years old student, living in Berlin for four years and made history, sociology, cultural anthropology study, next to the human rights of prostitutes working in a civil protection organization. She found her grandfather’s diary from 1945 in the Second World War after her grandfather died in 2008. The journal was about a soldier’s life of the Hungarian army between December 1944 and October 1945, day after day. It was about the American and the French captivity reality, the humiliation and comradeship, faith, struggle for surviving. Noemi started to pass over between the Hungarian village Mihályfa and German Bad Kreuznach, Bretsenheim by his grandfather’s diary with a small camcorder trying to understand a generation, a historical situation and in particular her grandfather’s thinking. Meanwhile, we also follow her with a camera and we present the life and thoughts which were described in the journal. Contemporary archival images also evoke the past. After arriving home, Hungary, Noemi has also researched about the western captivity: why it was not possible to talk about all this after 1945 in Hungary? Why should they hide what they experienced at a young age during all their lifetime? In light of the theme of the Holocaust and the Gulag-events there was speaking about it not too much. We want to present the history of this slice through a personal story, which, like other event and policy of the second World War, decided the fate of hundreds of thousand innocent Hungarian soldiers in the XXst century in Hungary.

 

Director: Katona Zsuzsa |
Producer: Skrabski Fruzsina |
Cameraman: Dimeth Balázs | Farkas Dániel |
Production manager: Janovics Zoltán |
Length: 52 minutes
Language: Hungarian
Year: 2015
 
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133 Days

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Glorious or shameful, the Hungarian historiography has not been stingy with adjectives when it was about the Hungarian Soviet Republic. Through the past seventy years it was all negative or all positive about the 133 days of the Republic.

 The events that took place in 1919, parallel to the disruption of Hungary, since then have greatly influenced our history. Even though the Hungarian Soviet Republic only lasted for 133 days, it became an indelible part of the Hungarian historiography. Manipulated school materials, deficient historical reports, films and books have been produced. In 1989 it became subsidiary to clarify what happened 70 years before. Now we aim to present not just the story of those 133 days, but also the presentation of the Hungarian Soviet Republic during the last decades, with other words the falsification of history. It is important to clarify what happened between the 21st of March and the 1st of August in 1919.

 

Director: Borsody István |
Producer: Skrabski Fruzsina |
Cameraman: Kiss Sándor |
Production manager: Janovics Zoltán |
Length: 52 minutes
Language: Hungarian
Year: 2014
 
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Close Encounters of the Rural Kind

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There are more and more programs that are launched to acquaint city people the farmer lifestyle and agriculture. In the Countryside Adventure programme youngsters from big cities spend a week at a farm, where they have to work on the fields and deal with animals. But what happens if one of them decides to become a real farmer? Does he have any chance to launch his own business?

Director: Janovics Zoltán |
Producer: Skrabski Fruzsina |
Cameraman: Kiss Sándor |
Production manager: Kopp Krisztina |
Length: 52 minutes
Language: Hungarian
Year: 2014
 
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Story of the Mangalitsa

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What does the Hungarian pig know that it’s so adored in the Netherlands, Spain, Japan and the United States? Is it really a wild pig? Why is the lard good? Everything about the mangalitsa pig in one film.

Director: Melocco Anna |
Producer: Skrabski Fruzsina |
Cameraman: Kiss Sándor |
Production manager: Janovics Zoltán |
Length: 52 minutes
Language: Hungarian
Year: 2015
 
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Discredit and Divide

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If you can’t beat them, destroy their reputation, turn their comrades against them – that is how we could sum up the method of discredit and divide frequently applied by Hungarian State Security Service. It was used from 1957 up until the change of the regime – and even afterwards…  The Party’s secret services not only observed and intimidated the system’s external and internal enemies, but undercover agents made up absurd accusations against them. Gergely Huth and András Kerekes’ documentary outlines the method of denigration through the example of Sándor Szalai, a charismatic oppositional professor, and the story of the Inconnu art group. The documentary draws attention to the fact that it is not coincidental that by the time of the regime change the opposition had to face thousands of breaklines. Their method worked successfuly. The stories are based on the researches of the Hamvas Béla Cultural Research Institute. Fictional scenes make the film even more exciting.


Director: Huth Gergely |
Producer: Skrabski Fruzsina |
Cameraman: Barta Zoltán |
Production manager: Zsalakó Réka |
Length: 52 minutes
Language: Hungarian
Year: 2015
 
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Sadly Single

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A doku-reality about dating. Three boys and three girls, six sad to be singles met strangers on camera, discussed their problems, and confronted their shortcomings.

At a time when surveys show that Hungarians want twice as many children, fewer and fewer are born in the country every year. On the other hand there are more and more singles, who can’t find a partner for long-term. We tried to examine this phenomenon through the examples of six youngsters. We accompanied them to the first meeting at a nightclub in Budapest, we made them perform improvisational excercises, discussed relationships in a teahouse and finally analyzed their behavior with the help of an expert team. A pszichologist, Dr. Almássi Kitti, the leador of the Three Princes Three Princesses Movement, Székely András and a famous Tv presenter, successful husband and father, Gundel Takács Gábor sat in this team. We examined all the occasions from the point of longterm relationships, because all the participatns have the same goal: getting married and starting a family.

This film is an entertaining way of drawing attention to a significant social problem of nowadays.

 


Director: Kopp Krisztina | Skrabski Fruzsina |
Producer: Janovics Zoltán |
Cameraman: Kiss Sándor |
Production manager: Kálazy Zsuzsanna Pubi |
Length: 52 minutes
Language: Hungarian
Year: 2014
 
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