Picks and Pans Review: Hungary: Pushing the Limits

UPDATED 10/27/1986 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 10/27/1986 at 01:00 AM EST

PBS (Wed., Oct. 22, 10 p.m. ET)


I've seen dozens of documentaries that promise rare glimpses under the Iron Curtain, but this is probably the best. Thirty years after the crushed Hungarian revolution, cameras follow an exiled freedom fighter (now a builder in L.A.) back to his homeland for a visit. "I figured when I go back I carry a gun," he says. "Now when I go back I carry a camera." Through his memory and fresh eye, you get an exciting history of Hungary's sad revolt and a revealing look at what is and isn't working in the Eastern bloc's most daring experiments with capitalism and freedom.

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