19 Oct “The Ambassador to Bern” directed by Attila Szasz
“The Ambassador to Bern”
Directed by Attila Szasz
76 min – 2014 – Hungary
Drama – History
(with English subtitles)
Cast: János Kulka, Tamás Szabó Kimmel, József Kádas…
The film has won the Bronze Zenith Award at the Montreal World Film Festival in 2014.
The event is sponsored by the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight 60th Anniversary Memorial Board.
Synopsis: On August 16, 1958, two Hungarian immigrants break into the Hungarian embassy in Bern and take the ambassador hostage. As the Swiss police surrounds the building and a group of Hungarian immigrants shows up on the street to demonstrate, a tense, twist-filled hostage drama plays out behind the closed doors of the embassy. Based on a true story.