The film by Anders Østergaard and Erzsébet Rácz was honored with the famous award for the “Best documentary in cultural and general interest”.The Prix Italia is one of the most important international awards for TV, radio and web productions.
The feature-length documentary visits the closed rooms where battles are fought and history made, pushing the borders of the documentary genre to achieve a rich, cinematic experience.
In 1989, between Hungary and Austria the ageing iron curtain dividing East from West, is crumbling. Having no ambitions for a career in politics, young prime minister Miklós Németh cancels all future maintenance of the Iron Curtain.