Budapest Noir | Denver Film Society | Éva Gárdos | Hungary

Budapest Noir

Éva Gárdos

Hungarian, EnglishEnglish SubtitlesHungary201795 min


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In Hungary circa 1936, cynical reporter Zsigmond Gordon thinks he’s seen it all. As the country copes with the Fascist prime minister’s recent demise, Gordon follows a tip leading him to an unusual crime scene in a seedy part of town: A beautiful, well-dressed young woman is dead, with only a Jewish prayer book in her purse. His curiosity piqued—didn't he just see her in a salacious photo with the chief of police?—he begins an investigation, only to be stonewalled at every turn.

Enlisting the help of Krisztina (a former lover who may or may not have his best interests at heart), Gordon tracks a suspect into the city’s underbelly. In a world where pornographers, brothels, and Communist cells lead to the highest echelons of power, the embattled journalist has no way of knowing who to trust or what ulterior motives are working against him and the truth. Director Éva Gárdos based her classical noir thriller on the 2012 novel of the same name.

Director Éva Gárdos will be in attendance for all screenings.

SUBTITLED (Foreign language with on-screen subtitles)

Sponsored By:

Producer: Ildiko Kemeny | Editor: Matyas Fekete | Cinematographer: Elemér Ragályi, Marci Ragályi | Screenwriter: Vilmos Kondor, András Szekér
Cast: Krisztian Kolovratnik, Reki Tenka, Kata Dobó, Zsolt Anger, Franciska Töröcsik

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