The Bloodiest Game in Olympic History
Earlier this year, Esquire named Freedom’s Fury, a Moving Picture Institute-supported feature documentary, one of the “greatest sports documentaries of all time.”
Directed by Colin Keith Gray and Megan Raney, and executive produced by Hollywood legends including Quentin Tarantino and Lucy Liu, the film documents the 1956 Olympic water polo match between Hungary and the Soviet Union, which occurred just weeks after Soviet forces invaded Hungary to crush an anti-communist revolution. Known as the “Blood in the Water” match, it came to symbolize a nation’s intense struggle for freedom.
See what other films made Esquire’s list here. Get your copy of Freedom’s Fury here.