Dir. Éva Gárdos | 94 min
Narrative Hungary 2017 EnglishHungarian with English subtitles Mid-Atlantic Premiere
Saturday, May 54:15 PM Bethesda Row Cinema Pre-Sale Only*
Saturday, May 126:45 PM AFI Silver Theatre
*Saturday screenings before 6:15pm are pre-sale only in observance of Shabbat. Tickets to these screenings will not be available for purchase at the door.
Set in the politically fraught autumn of 1936, this mystery follows hard-boiled reporter Zsigmond Gordon as he probes the murder of a young prostitute.
Against the backdrop of the funeral of a fascist-leaning Hungarian prime minister, Gordon follows clues that take him into the city’s underbelly—a world of pornography and fixers, boxers and brothels, powerful crime syndicates, and secret Communist cells—and all the way to the highest echelons of power.
Includes adult content
Co-presented by The Kossuth Foundation
- With classical craftsmanship, Budapest Noir shines particularly brilliantly thanks to the very accomplished patina of its reconstruction, owing a lot to the talent of Elemer Ragalyi, director of photography, and Pater Sparrow, responsible for the film’s sets. ― Cineuropa
This event finished on May 13, 2018.