Budapest Noir

March 14, 2020, Irvine Auditorium at The Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey

6:30 p.m. reception / 7:30 p.m. film (ticket required) / Q & A with Director Eva Gardos follows film


Narrative  / Hungary / 2017 / R

Director: Eva Gardos

Running Time: 95 minutes

Hungarian with English subtitles


About The Film

Budapest, 1936.  A reporter investigates the murder of a prostitute, leading him into the underworld of 1930s pre-Nazi Hungary in this stylish thriller. When a young Jewish woman is found beaten to death, no one is interested in solving the crime, except the cynical but inquisitive Zsigmond Gordon. The clues eventually lead to a shadowy world of pornographers, and brothels, crime syndicates and communist cells, and the highest echelons of power, just as Hungary’s government prepares to align with Hitler. A politically-charged tale of corruption and betrayal, this rich mystery will leave audiences guessing until its surprising climax. Note: contains nudity.