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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.
  Witness (1983)
9.
  Te rongyos elet!... (1983) Director
10.
  Sertes, A (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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