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Budapest Noir Hungary / 2017

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