Women CondemnedAlmási Tamás - 77'
From 1950 to 1953, there were over four hundred women imprisoned in the internment camp of Kistarcsa. These four hundred prisoners provided a representative sample of the cross section of the Hungarian society, as there were bourgeois women and Kulak peasants, advocates of communism and countesses, opera singers and diseuses, uneducated women and university graduates as well. However, they all agreed on two things: each and every one of them was innocent, and in most cases, it was for their relation to one of their male relatives—father, husband, lover—or by accident that they ended up in Kistarcsa. The internment was for an undetermined period, and there was no need for a court order. In the film, we can witness the poignant meeting of former commander Piroska with the former internees—all of this in a prison cell at Kistarcsa.
Nyon Documentary Festival - Silver Sestertius Award (1992)