A profound influence on filmmakers from Sergio Leone to Béla Tarr, Miklós Jancsó'sThe Round-Up is widely acknowledged as a masterpiece of world cinema.
Set in a detention camp in Hungary 1869, at a time of guerrilla campaigns against the ruling Austrians, Jancsó deliberately avoids conventional heroics to focus on the persecution and dehumanization manifest in a time of conflict. Filmed in Hungary’s desolate and burning landscape, Jancsó uses his formidable technique to create a remarkable and terrifying picture of war and the abuse of power that will speak all too clearly to audiences today.
Newly filmed interview with director Miklós Jancsó
Digital transfer with restored image and sound, approved by the Director
Anamorphic 16:9 enhanced for widescreen televisions
New and improved English subtitle translation
Booklet featuring a comprehensive new Essay by author John Cunningham