A man struggles against his fears to regain his passion.
"Szabolcs Hajdu's film brings back memories of the vital, politically charged Hungarian cinema of the '70s and '80s. Mr. Hajdu's brother, the professional gymnast Miklos Zoltan Hajdu, stars as a promising young athlete whose life is taken over by the pre-Glasnost Hungarian government. Raised like a precious farm animal, he has nowhere to turn when the system of state subsidies collapses, except to a teaching gig in Canada. Excellently shot by Andras Nagy, the film courageously resists the standard sports movies cliches of triumph and redemption.