Papp Gábor Zsigmond
During the communist era hundreds of propaganda and instructional films, as well as short and full-length feature films were produced in Hungary. These films addressed a wide range of subjects and provided guidance as to the appropriate methods of protecting the socialist state to Hungarian policemen, border guards and counter-intelligence staff. Among others, their subjects include the expert illustration of a clandestine house-search, the operative shadowing of select target persons, the installation of tapping devices, and the organization of agents and denunciators. The film is divided into four sub-parts, 20 minutes each.
A sociological study about a contemporary, life - isn`t it a litte bit strange?
The School of the Empire
The Chool of the German Empire was established in 1908 for the children of German, Austrian and Czech diplomats and traders working in Budapest. The co-educational school, with twelve grades, first operaterd in Kálmán Street and then in Damjanich Street. After World War I., following the collapse of the Monarchy, Hungarian children were also allowed to enrol.
Spy in a One Horse Town
Acting on assignments recieved from imperialist intelligence organs, the practical tasks of espionage are carried out by professional spies as well as agents recruited from among the citizens of other countries, who on becoming agents regularly betray their own homeland.What are agents recruited for? Is it possible to give up spying? We put these questions to Gábor Rimner, who was recruited by the CIA in 1973 to be spy.
They wanted to go to a prosperous and free West Germany but they could not get passports, so they hoped that by travelling through Hungary, the least suppressed country of the Soviet Block, they could cross the Iron Curtain into Austria and then travel on into West Germany. For them the Hungary of twenty years ago was the new east-west passage.