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Freedom’s Fury

Synopsis

Freedom’s Fury tells the heroic story of the democratic Hungarian uprising of 1956 through the lens of the epic Olympic water polo showdown between Hungary and the Soviet Union. The match, which took place less than a month after the Soviets crushed the rebellion in Budapest, is remembered as the bloodiest event in Olympic history. Known as the “Blood in the Water Match,” the confrontation transcended sport to become an enduring symbol of freedom to oppressed people around the world. Narrated by Olympic gold medalist Mark Spitz, the film features remarkable footage of the thirteen surviving members of the Soviet and Hungarian water polo teams. Official Film Website

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“This absorbing documentary ... is a classic sports story about the great Hungarian water polo team that stomped the Soviets at the 1956 Olympics, avenging the recent counterrevolutionary crackdown. But it's also an exemplary and multifaceted history of Hungary since the Nazi occupation.”Chicago Reader

Credits

GENRE
Documentary feature
WRITER/DIRECTOR
Colin Keith Gray
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Megan Raney Aarons
Thor Halvorssen
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Lucy Liu
Amy Sommer
Quentin Tarantino
Andy Vajna
NARRATOR
Mark Spitz
TOTAL RUNNING TIME:
79 minutes

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