Great, a film's been made using the Hungarian Uprising as its background:
The Hollywood-style cinema treatment of Hungary's 1956 revolution that was crushed by the Soviets and the water polo team's Olympic revenge was made to appeal to viewers worldwide, its producer Andrew G. Vajna said.
It should come as no surprise that Vajna, who became a top Hollywood producer after fleeing Hungary in 1956, would use the political and sporting drama of that year as the backdrop for a fictional love story in his film "Children of Glory".
Vajna, who has produced a wide range of films from "Rambo" and "Total Recall" to "Evita", said he harboured hopes of making a major drama about that eventful year ever since he escaped.
"It's been close to my heart since I left at 12," Vajna told Reuters after his "Children of Glory" (or "Szabadsag, szerelem") earned thunderous applause at a Berlin film festival screening.
"It was ultimately a good thing for me that it happened -- it gave me the opportunity of a lifetime in America. It's also a good thing for everyone. It changed everything. The Berlin Wall would not have fallen without the Hungarian revolution."
Vajna, now 62, kept looking for the right way to make the film about Hungary's upheaval in between producing blockbuster franchises like "Terminator" and "Die Hard". He got serious about the project nine years ago.
That polo team revenge: not only did the Hungarians beat the Russian team, they beat them into a bloody pulp while doing so. Seriously, blood all over the swimming pool.