At the time this film was made of course noone knew, but now it's clear that István Szabó was an agent (III/III) of the Ministry of Interior during his university days. And most such civilian agents were blackmailed into becoming secret servants of the Communist state and write reports on the activities of their friends and colleagues. And in Hungary everyone knows that Szabó is a closet homosexual. Maybe that was the secret fact they used to blackmail him. So, a closet homosexual blackmailed into becoming an agent he makes a film about a closet homosexual blackmailed into becoming an agent. Coincidence?
"A voice from behind me reminds me. Spread out your wings you are an angel."