Forced March | 1989

Drama
When an American actor accepts a role in a contemporary film about World War II hero Miklos Radnoti, he must confront the legacy of the Holocaust and its effect on his own life.

Cast

... Benjamin Kline/Miklos Radnoti

Actor

... Mira van der Meer/Fanni Radnoti

Actor

... Richard Kline

Actor

... Walter Hardy

Actor

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Actor

... Gyorgy

Actor

... Paul / Gyula Ortotay

Actor

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Actor

... Lt. Ede Maranyi

Actor

... Miklos Lorsi

Actor

... Lt. Antal Szall

Actor

Company

A-Pix Productions

Production Company

Atkins Pictures

Production Company

Production Company

Synopsis

Ben Kline is an American television star and a "bankable name" who is cast to portray the Hungarian writer and World War II hero Miklos Radnoti, whose journal of poems was found with his body, buried in one of Hungary's mass graves. Kline is the son of a Holocaust survivor and has long resented his father's refusal to speak about the war. Now given the opportunity to play the role of a hero, but faced with the reality of a victim, the boundaries between truth and illusion begin to blur. Kline's idea of resistance begins to clash with his director, who rejects his impulses to fight back as unrealistic. How will Kline fulfill his role as Radnoti and what kind of legacy will he leave in the minds of the audience, who may come to know the Holocaust only by what they see in the movies?

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