This photo is from a movie set. Here is more info – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_to_Victory
> The movie is based loosely on a [real football match](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_Match) that took place on 9 August 1942 at the Kiev city stadium in Nazi-occupied Ukraine, between the German team Flakelf, made up of air defense artillery football players, and the Ukrainien team Start, made up of workers of the local bread factory.
> The match itself was used heavily as a propaganda tool by the Soviets – in fact, there were several peaceful matches between the Germans and the locals. According to a research done my Volodymyr Hynda, the Ukrainians won 60 matches and lost 36 matches, 15 were draws.
> The [stadium](https://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hidegkuti_N%C3%A1ndor_Stadion) where the filming took place is in my hometown, Budapest, Hungary. Quite bizarrely, the stadium is the home of MTK, which is the unofficial team of the Hungarian Jews. So a Jewish stadium was decorated by Nazi flags… considering that in 1981 there were still a lot of Holocaust survivors, they probably had mixed feelings about it.
> The stadium was demolished in 2014, a new one is expected to be ready by 2017.
Context taken from [this thread](https://redd.it/43u10v)
The stadium was re-opened on October 13, 2016 and the opening match was played by the home team against Portugal’s Sporting Lisbon with a score of 2: 2
BucksonRafferty: I thought it was just called “Victory “.
Stallone and Caine starred as well.
Brad_Wesley: This is the first movie I ever went to by myself. I was 8 or 9.
Anavrin22: Such an awesome movie. In highschool before soccer tournament time we got together to watch this movie.
ajpalumbo: “I do thiiiis and thiiiis and thiiis and thiiis and thiiis and thiiis and then I score.”
Great movie, used to watch it with my buddies growing up. Combined my great loves of soccer and beating Nazis
Brad_Wesley: Where was it filmed?
videki_man: Unfortunately the iconic old stadium of MTK (the traditional football team of the Hungarian Jews) has been replaced by a modern, but soulless new arena, so this place doesn’t exist anymore.
Bookratt: He’s wearing his cleats ghillie-style. How I wore my dancing shoes as a kid, so they won’t slip off or be pulled off. Was that a Pele thing, or a historically accurate thing?
Totally_Trump: Could someone give a quick explanation for this picture? Why would a stadium be filled with nazi flags in 1981?
twiggez-vous: Heavily paraphrased half time speech:
Coach: ‘Okay lads, so we’re 4-1 down at half time with an obviously biased referee. We’ve got Michael Caine as a winger and Sylvester Stallone in goal.
Oh, and a rescue team has just finished the painstaking work of digging an tunnel out of this dressing room, so that we can escape this Nazi POW camp where we’ve been for years.
If we go out and play the second half, there’s a danger that our tunnel’s going to be discovered, and we’ll possibly die from internment at this Nazi camp. There’s absolutely no reason for us to go out and win this game, apart from a tiny misplaced sense of pride. Which given the circumstances is entirely foolish. Especially as we have Sylvester Stallone in goal.
So, what do you say, lads?’
Pele: I’ve got a good feeling about the second half.
I love this movie.
coreyisthename: I just read about Albert Speer designing those banners and the eagle kind of at the last minute. The dude had a knack for intimidating visuals.
BurninRage: I hope Pelé ends up OK and lives through this scare…
What country was hanging nazi flags in public in 1981?