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The Red and the White

(1968)

also known as: Csillagosok, katonák

directed by Miklós Jancsó, 90 minutes

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"...a very poignant and powerful film. And one of the strongest condemnations of war I've seen." - Matt Johnson, 'Paradoxical Phase' (University of Texas)

Banned for many years in the U.S.S.R., Hungarian director Miklos Jancso's masterful THE RED AND THE WHITE is a haunting, powerful film about the absurdity and evil of war. Set in Central Russia during the Civil War of 1918, the story details the murderous entanglements between Russia's Red soldiers and the counter-revolutionary Whites in the hills along the Volga. The epic conflict moves with skillful speed from a deserted monastery to a riverbank hospital to a final, unforgettable hillside massacre. The director of numerous Hungarian cinema classics, Jancso here creates what many believe to be his finest work. THE RED AND THE WHITE is a moving visual feast where every inch of the Cinemascope frame is used to magnificent effect. With his brilliant use of exceptionally long takes, vast and unchanging landscapes and Tamas Somlo's hypnotic black and white photography, Jancso gives the film the quality of a surreal nightmare. In the director's uncompromising world, people lose all sense of identity and become hopeless pawns in the ultimate game of chance.

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1 user found this helpful Created about 3 years ago.

You've read all the screenwriting books. Attended the writer's workshops. You've got that great, perfectly-formatted script for your Sundance debut film. However, you haven't seen "The Red and the White," yet.

The Red and the White is by far one of the most remarkable films coming out of Hungary's late Sixties. The cinematography is excellent, the story is tight and should be seen as a treat for any expert or novice of filmmaking.

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Created 11 months ago.

Some amazing camera work - long take shots with wonderful camera/subject choreography. Strange, somewhat haunting, a little too much of people being forced into lines and moved to and fro, but regardless of that, a very very good film.