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Born: January 6, 1928 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Budapest, HU Profession: director, screenwriter, studio administrator

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Bacso's career is indicative of the changing climate in Hungary for filmmakers critical of their country's recent past. His 1968 film "The Witness," a farcical account of the 1949 Stalinist purge as seen through the eyes of a naive Communist, was withheld by the authorities for nine years. More recently, however, he has not only treated this subject more seriously--in "Oh, Bloody Life" (1983)--but has also been made managing director of the state-owned Dialog Studio.

Bacso's career is indicative of the changing climate in Hungary for filmmakers critical of their country's recent past. His 1968 film "The Witness," a farcical account of the 1949 Stalinist purge as seen through the eyes of a naive Communist, was withheld by the authorities for nine years. More recently, however, he has not only treated this subject more seriously--in "Oh, Bloody Life" (1983)--but has also been made managing director of the state-owned Dialog Studio.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Sztalin Menyasszonya (2006) Director
2.
  Smoldering Cigarette (2001) Director
3.
  Balekok es Banditak (1997) Director
4.
  Do Widzenia Wczoraj (1994) Director ("Part Two: Live Show")
5.
  Titania, Titania (1988) Director
6.
  Banahejkeringo (1986) Director
7.
  Hany az ora, Vekker Ur? (1984) Director
8.
  Te rongyos elet!... (1983) Director
9.
  Witness (1983)
10.
  Tegnapelott (1982) Director

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1951:
Debut as a screenwriter, co-writing "Deryne"
1963:
Film directing debut, "No Problems in Summer"
1967:
Appointed head of Mafilm 1 in Hungary
1969:
Wrote and directed "The Witness/A Tanu"
1971:
Penned the script for the well-received "Szerelem/Love"
1982:
Returned to Mafilm 1 as managing director
1986:
Wrote and directed "Banana Skin Waltz"
1991:
Helmed "Stalin's Fiancee"
1997:
Wrote and directed "Gulls and Gangsters/Balekok Es Banditak"
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Education

Academy for Theater and Film Art: - 1950

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