'Guitar Ambassador' Goes to the Movies

Andras Simonyi captivated Washington with his rock band when he was the Hungarian ambassador. Now he's trying to boost Hungary's film business

Young Andras Simonyi, desperate to become a rock musician at the beginning of the 1970s in communist Hungary, played the bass guitar and hung out with members of the now-legendary Hungarian rock band LGT. His taste tended toward music that might have been seen as radical at the time, even though the regime was loosening its grip on the country's cultural scene.

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