“Budapest Noir shines particularly brilliantly… the flowers of evil, services, blackmail and sacrifices become entangled in a historic environment, where darkness has already taken over from light.” — Cineuropa
Based on the internationally best-selling novel by the same name, Budapest Noir reimagines the dark underbelly of pre-war 1936 Hungary. When an unnamed Jewish woman is found dead, hard-boiled rogue reporter Zsigmond calls upon a motley collection of characters to help him crack the case.
Drawing on the complexities of Hungarian life in pre-war Europe, and taking us from brothels to boxing rings and gangsters to politicians, Gardos brings Budapest to life in this classically-styled noir film.
95 mins / Hungarian (English subtitles)
Director — Éva Gárdos
Cast — Kata Dobó, Anger Zsolt, János Kulka, Réka Tenki
Category — Feature