Freedom's Fury

  • October 21, 4:00pm

Freedom's Fury is a documentary film about the Melbourne, Australia 1956 Summer Olympics semifinal water polo match between Hungary and the USSR, and the events that led up to the violent battle, the match that what would later be known as the "Blood in the Water match."

The documentary was narrated by Mark Spitz, who as a teenager had been coached by Ervin Zádor.

The film debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2006, in the year of the 50th anniversary of the match.

The documentary tells the story of the young star of the Hungarian Olympic waterpolo team, Ervin Zador, who finds himself the unwitting focal point of one of the most politicized sports matches ever played, popularly known as the "Blood in the Water" match.

The journey of Zador and the Hungarian waterpolo team to the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne becomes the film's through-line as "Freedom's Fury" explores the larger human tragedy of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.

Directed by Colin Keith Gray, Produced by Kristine Lacey, Thor Halvorssen, Quentin Tarantino

Written by Colin Keith Gray

Music by Les Hall

Source: Wikipedia