1989 – the reinvention of Europe. A regime that has been in power for 40 years suddenly collapses, the borders get redrawn.
NO COMMAND! is the eerily similar stories of border guard lieutenant colonels Árpád Bella and Harald Jäger who, exceeding their own authority, allowed the euphoric crowd of East Germans to pass first the Hungarian then the German the border. We follow the stages of the two border openings with the characters of the story. They are the officers who were left to their fate by the reigning power – without getting a concrete command
The tragedy of an East German family stands in the focus of the film, who tried to get through the border a few days later. The cathartic story of the last victim of the Iron Curtain carries the message of forgiving.
In Hungarian-German with English subtitles
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The Hungarian Movie Nights series is organized by the partnership of the Consulate General of Hungary, Manchester, the Hungarian National Film Institute and the Liszt Institute London