The Dream Brigade focuses on Hungarian workers who are going to stage a Soviet play. As they rehearse, they begin to become more self-aware. They no longer see real patterns that help them to understand characters in the play, but rather start to become characters in the play. Their lives feel fictitious and the boundaries between fiction and reality are destroyed.

The party bureaucrats held that the film disempowers the working class by showing them as financially and spiritually weak. What’s more, it challenges the idea that history is a linear and unalterable narrative. This challenged the goal-oriented nature of history that the party wanted to push.


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