Wake Up, Mate, Don't You Sleep

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This time, Kapa and Pepe are first of all prisoners of war – and convicts taken to forced labor service, Jews, Hungarian soldiers, German soldiers. Once they are to be executed, then again they are to perform executions. The film tells in spectacular episodes about the fact that in the past more than one century and a half we kept marching from war to war; occupation and liberation turned out to be indifferent, and why couldn’t the Jews execute the SS-guys? Our heroes hover about dilapidated barracks, then again on the bridges of the capital they guess whose satellites or eternal friends for all times we might be just now. In the cupboard, among the preserved fruit bottles, Stalin is still hiding. The authors of the film are cited before court, then in a showcase hospital they are waiting for the end to come. A Soviet soldier-maid closes the film with a Péter Nádas-quote.

  1. Miklós Jancsó

    Director, Writer

  2. Ferenc Grunwalsky


  3. Gyula Hernádi


Top Billed Cast

  1. Zoltán Mucsi

    Zoltán Mucsi


  2. Péter Scherer

    Péter Scherer


  3. Ildikó Tóth

    Ildikó Tóth

    Russian girl

  4. Miklós Jancsó

    Miklós Jancsó


  5. GH

    Gyula Hernádi


  6. Judit Schell

    Judit Schell

    German officer

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Original Title Kelj fel, komám, ne aludjál!

Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 24m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • February 6, 2003



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