The Butcher, The Whore And The One Eyed Man
(A hentes, a kurva és a félszemű)

2017, feature, HD, 105 minutes

crime

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2018. 1. 25.
PREMIER (INTERNATIONAL): 2017. 10. 5.

A tale of meat, amour and maniacal murder…

1925 saw a terrible scandal shake the city of Budapest. Ferenc Kudelka was slaughtered in his own abattoir, cut up, bundled into suitcases and carried through the city streets to be eventually dumped in the Danube. 

The gruesome crime is committed by a former gendarme by the name of Gusztáv Léderer and his ex-prostitute wife Mária Fekete, in cold blood but in an atrociously amateur manner. Kudelka the butcher falls passionately in love with the wife of the former gendarme officer, with the full knowledge and assistance of her husband: he is able to spend hours of pleasure with his wife in return for a small fee. Driven by greed, the Léderer couple eventually succeed in killing – after two failed attempts – Ferenc Kudelka.

The film shows the slow decline of three individuals as they are sucked into a world of sinful existence. It is the story of a wild and voracious love triangle. Related with brutal truth and raw realism, it tells a tale of meat, amour and maniacal murder…

Creators

János Szász Director
János Szász Screenplay
Tibor Máthé Director of photography
Anna Kornis Editor
György Fék Sound
Gábor Valcz Art director
János Breckl Costumes
István Bodzsár Producer
Unio Film Production company
Dorka Gryllus, Géza Hegedűs D., Zsolt Nagy Cast

Awards

Porto FANTASPORTO - 2018 Critics Jury's Award
Hungarian Film Awards - 2019 Best Actor
Hungarian Film Awards - 2019 Best Supporting Actor

Festivals

Haifa International Film Festival - 2017 (in competition)
Ghent Flanders International Film Festival - 2017 (in competition)
Bydgoszcz Camerimage - 2017 (in competition)
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - 2017
Vienna Let s CEE Film Festival - 2018
Cluj-Napoca Transilvania - 2018
Kosice Art Film Fest - 2018
Palic International Film Festival - 2018
Targu-Mures AlterNative - 2018
Silver Spring AFI EU Film Showcase - 2018
Pune International Film Festival - 2019
Cottbus FilmFestival - 2019

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