The Witness

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The Witness

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The Witness

Release Date: January 01, 1969

Year    :   1969
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, Comedy
Production Companies    :   MAFILM 1. Játékfilmstúdió
Director    :   Péter Bacsó
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Péter Bacsó, János Ujhelyi
RunTime    :   103 mins.

At the height of the Rákosi era, an ordinary dike keeper, József Pelikán, has been caught for illegally slaughtering his pig. Instead of doing hard time for his "heinous" crime, Pelikán is elevated into an important position, generally reserved for the communist elite. His new benefactor, the mysterious Comrade Virág, is reluctant to reveal the real reason behind Pelikán's preferential treatment.




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