Freedom's Fury

Freedom's Fury

Director: Megan Raney Aarons, Colin Keith Gray

Cast: Megan Raney Aarons, Colin Keith Gray, Mark Spitz, Viktor Ageyev

     
 
1956 was a turbulent year in Hungary; an Eastern Bloc nation which came under the political control of the Soviet Union after suffering under Nazi domination during World War II, Hungary rose up against the U.S.S.R. in a revolutionary bid for independence that was shut down in less than two weeks when Soviet troops rolled into the country to crush the democratic

Overview

1956 was a turbulent year in Hungary; an Eastern Bloc nation which came under the political control of the Soviet Union after suffering under Nazi domination during World War II, Hungary rose up against the U.S.S.R. in a revolutionary bid for independence that was shut down in less than two weeks when Soviet troops rolled into the country to crush the democratic uprising. Later that same year, with the memory of the violent reprisals of the Russian invasion clear in everyone's minds, the Soviets and the Hungarians met on another field of battle -- the water polo semifinals at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. Determined not to buckle under to the Russians, the Hungarian team played an aggressive match that was described by many as the most violent water polo contest in Olympic history. Filmmaker Colin Keith Gray looks back at the events of this crucial year in Hungarian history with the documentary Freedom's Fury, which tells the stories of both the Hungarian revolution and the nation's water polo team in their bid to turn the tables on the Soviet Union, if only in Olympic competition. Olympic swimming legend Mark Spitz narrates the film; Lucy Liu and Quentin Tarantino served as executive producers on the project.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/08/2009
UPC:
0634479992094
Original Release:
2007
Source:
Indieblitz Releasing
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
37,067

Special Features

The making of Freedom's Fury [25 min. documentary] - including interview with executive producer Lucy Liu; Directors audio commentary; Theatrical trailer & original promo

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mark Spitz Narrator
Viktor Ageyev Participant
Antal Bolvari Participant
Janos Buk Participant
Sandor Csoori Participant
James Green Participant
Dezso Gyarmati Participant
Judith Gyenes Participant
Istvan Hevesti Participant
Ervin Zador Participant

Technical Credits
Megan Raney Aarons Director,Cinematographer,Screenwriter
Colin Keith Gray Director,Cinematographer,Screenwriter
Les Hall Score Composer
Thor Halvorssen Co-producer
Kristine Lacey Producer
Lucy Liu Executive Producer
Michael Rogers Editor
Amy Sommer Executive Producer
Quentin Tarantino Executive Producer
Andrew G. Vajna Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Freedom's Fury
1. Main Title [1:43]
2. Intro to Revolution [1:44]
3. History of Occupation [3:18]
4. Rakosi & The Avo Terror [2:18]
5. Intro to Water Polo [3:41]
6. Hungary's Best & Brightest [3:39]
7. Nagy & the New Course Reforms [2:19]
8. New Blood & Water Polo Training [3:43]
9. Communist Resistance & Repression [6:09]
10. Countdown to Revolution [6:13]
11. Street Fighting [6:26]
12. The Revolution Wins [3:09]
13. Western Silence & Kadar's Betrayal [3:15]
14. Secret Missions & Soviet Re-Invasion [4:36]
15. Olympics & the Water Polo Challenge [4:14]
16. Hungary's Surprise Opponent [2:05]
17. The Blood in the Water Match [7:54]
18. Final Game & Fateful Decisions [4:35]
19. Repression & Inspiration [6:35]
20. Reunions [5:07]
21. The Torch of Freedom [2:37]
22. End Credits [4:00]

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