An unassuming young lawyer leads a fight against the Nazis near the end of the Second World War.
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It is interesting to read fairy tails but not when they are presentedas historical facts. I am the central director for the HungarianGendarmerie (Csendor) Veterans Organization and I am appalled by thisfilm. The film’s negative stereotype depiction of the csendors goeseven beyond the distorted propaganda films of the communist era. Thefilm shows a total disregard for the truth. If csendors were to havebehaved as was shown in the film, they would not only have beendischarged from the gendarmerie but would have been imprisoned. Thedepiction of the csendors in every respect is incorrect. It is clearthat Mr.DeMercur has no knowledge of the functioning of the csendorsyet he has the gall to write such tripe as Chosen. It is offensive andan insult to Hungary, Hungarians, and the historical truth.
A very interesting story during the war. It might be a hidden historythat we have never learned or heard about some of unidentified heroesduring the world war 2. Lots of people are wounded, hurt and deadduring this awful period, but also lots of people who were unknown fortheir heroic actions, have saved their country and people. While I waswatching this movie, I realized that the real hero in the history werethe survivors. Through the world worst history, they have continued tomake their own history which can change our live today. I hope all ofyou can feel the same feeling that I’ve learned by watching this storyand I highly recommend to watch this amazing movie.
I saw this movie with my girlfriend in LA and we both thought it was acool WW2 movie, beautifully shot and skilfully directed with a largeensemble of actors who all delivered convincing performances. We feltdeeply moved by its human story of true love in times of war and itjust strikes the perfect balance between our main character’s innerturmoil of emotions, against the mercilessly brutal outer world. Ihaven’t heard of this director, but he did some great work with theperformances, the action scenes and with the sound. The music inparticular is just heart breaking. Do not miss the chance to see thismovie on the big screen! It’s more relevant today then ever before!
Can’t remember the last time a movie left me feeling so angry. Here wehad a tale of heroism during WW2, a story which deserved to be told.What we got was a rushed, ill thought out, poorly acted, badly directedmess. Let’s start with the obvious; the action is set in Hungary andPoland and yet the whole thing is done in English. This lost allauthenticity at the first sign of US/UK accents. Then, whenimpersonating a German Officer the main character loses his Britishaccent and launches into a ”Ve have vays ov making you talk” Germanaccent. Ludicrous. Another thing, one moment we are told he is a quietguy who keeps to himself, next minute the resistance are in his homeasking for his help, then suddenly he’s there in full German regalia.Where did that come from then? No explanation. The Hungarian soldiersare then treated like some kind of keystone cop characters when theyhad the female prisoners. Unbelievable. The actors conveyed no sense ofdanger or desperation or anger or determination throughout. The wholething seemed rushed and condensed to the point where it made no sense.This could have been good and indeed should have been good. It isn’t,it’s woeful. Heroism disrespected.
My wife and I found this film to be absolutely extraordinary. This filmhas an amazing plot and was excellently produced. We also noticed thatpeople whose family members committed atrocities during World War Twohave been trying very hard to demolish the quality of this film intheir reviews. People should be aware of the crimes of the HungarianCsendors before the outbreak of WW2. People should witness the history.In Novi Sat, Subotica, Vojvodina, among other places, the Csendormassacred a great number of Serbs, Communists and Jews, with Hitler’sbacking. The Csendor were an integral part of the Nazi killing machine.They loyally picked up Jewish people in the villages and put them onthe animal train into Auschwitz. The authorities should take actionagainst Csendor sympathisers to stop their effort to whitewash history.