The Round Up

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The Round Up ★★½ Szegenylegenyek Nehezeletuck; The Hopeless Ones; The Poor Outlaws 1966

Brutal tale spins a realistic political web of fear. Set in 1868 in a prison camp, suspected Hungarian subversives, largely peasants and herdsmen, are thrown into jail and tortured. A direct and shocking exploration of life under dehumanizing, totalitarian rule. In Hungarian with English subtitles. 90m/B VHS . HU Janos Gorbe, Tibor Molnar, Andras Kozak; D: Miklos Jancso; W: Gyula Hernadi.