Budapest Noir
(Budapest Noir)

2017, feature, HD, 95 minutes, 1:1.85

crime thriller


Budapest, 1936. The Hungarian prime minister returns from Germany in a coffin, his dream of making Hungary into a functioning fascist state snuffed out-for now. Crime reporter Zsigmond Gordon has other things on his mind. A cynic who thinks he has seen it all, a tip leads him to an unusual crime scene in a seedy part of the city. A beautiful, well-dressed young woman is dead, with only a Jewish prayer book in her purse. Investigating the mystery girl's murder, Gordon enters a world of pornographers, brothels and Communist cells leading to the highest echelons of power. The more people try to scare him away, the deeper he digs in, not knowing who to trust, or what ulterior motives are working against him and the truth.


Éva Gárdos Director
András Szekér Screenplay
Elemér Ragályi, Marton Ragalyi Director of photography
Mátyás Fekete Editor
Attila Pacsay Music
Attila Tőzsér Sound
Pater Sparrow Visual design
Sandra Stevanovity Art director
Andrea Flesch Costumes
Ildikó Kemény Producer
Pioneer Pictures Production company
Krisztián Kolovratnik, Réka Tenki, Tamás Fodor, János Kulka, Adél Kováts, Zsolt Anger, Kata Dobó, Franciska Törőcsik, Mari Nagy, Szabolcs Thuróczy, Zoltán Mucsi, István Hunyadkürti, Imre Sipos, Zoltán Schneider, Hanna Pálos, Tibor Gáspár, Ágnes Bánfalvi, Balázs Galkó, Simon Szabó Cast


Los Angeles Hollywood Music in Media Awards - 2017 Attila Pacsay - Best Original Score Foreign Language Film
Hungarian Film Awards - 2018 Best Special Makeup


Chicago International Film Festival - 2017
Palm Springs International Film Festival - 2018
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2018
Whistler Film Festival - 2018 (in competition)
Porto FANTASPORTO - 2018 (in competition)
Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival - 2018
Wiesbaden GoEast Film Festival - 2018
Cluj-Napoca Transilvania - 2018
Kosice Art Film Fest - 2018
Shanghai International Film Festival - 2018
Palic International Film Festival - 2018
Starnberg Fünf Seen Film Festival - 2018
Melbourne Festival of Jewish Cinema - 2018
Xi'an Silk Road International Film Festival - 2018
Targu-Mures AlterNative - 2018
Warsaw Jewish Film Festival - 2018 (in competition)
Pune International Film Festival - 2019
Vienna Jewish Film Festival - 2019
Düsseldorf - Paul Spiegel Film Festival - 2019
Zurich Jewish Film Festival - 2019
Timisoara Ceau, Cinema! European Film Festival - 2019 (in competition)
Săo Paulo Jewish Film Festival - 2019

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