In the 1960s, Imre, along with a huge number of his friends, was what was then called a "radical," which is to say, he was either ardently pro-Western or talked about ending the communist regime in Hungary. It is impossible to say whether or not any of them did anything about it. Now they are all middle-class people with mid-life issues. Imre is hosting a party of his old friends at his luxurious home in the resort of Lake Balaton, and he is quite clearly depressed. It would seem that his marriage breaking up would be enough to provoke that mood, but evidently something else is the matter.
~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide