Budapest Noir

March 14, 2020, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, McCone Building, Irvine Auditorium

6:30 PM Wine & Food Reception (one reception ticket required) / 7:30 PM Film / Q & A with Director Éva Gardós (film ticket required)

 

Narrative / Hungary / 2017 / R

Director: Éva Gardós

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.

Awards:

2017 Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) – (Best Original Score Independent Film (Foreign Language) Atti Pacsay (composer)
2018 Hungarian Film Week – (Best Special Makeup - Mask)

 

 

 

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