Imagine the following:
a soccer game, when Hungary played with England and won 6:3. There is a man who fall asleep and goes back to the 50’s, when the game took place. He knows that Hungary will win, but nobody believe him. He follows the game at different places: at a pub, at the barber, at a store and so on. You must know that Hungary was occupied by the Russians under the 50’s, and everybody was afraid. When this man appears, people begin to wonder who he can be. The police will take him. Some people starts to follow him. He gets to some intellectual’s home and tells them that the game will be won, a revolution will take place in 1956. The intellectuals start to follow him as well.
That’s from the review of this film here. (The English remake is set in the early 1980s, when a posse of elderly former internationals respond to Thatcher by falling asleep with the direct intention of going back and preventing the ancient defeat from happening at all. But all they can achieve is to wake up in front of the telly, time after time: the film ends, or should do were someone actually to make it, with Brooking’s goals at the Nepstadion in June 1981).
Hungarian films are hard to come by, even in London, but I’d love to see this, and effective advice on finding a copy for purchase or rental would be very welcome indeed.
On reflection, there’s echoes in that plot of another famous football moment: the Likely Lads’ attempts to avoid knowing the score between England and Bulgaria in a 1973 episode. (Incidentally, England didn’t play Bulgaria that year: does anyone know the fake score? I’d like it for my records…)