The Investigator
(A nyomozó)

feature, 35mm, 110 minutes, 1:1.85

co-produced with: Sweden Ireland

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2008.

At first glance, Tibor Malkáv is an ordinary 37-year-old man, having serious communication problems. He is precise and silent. Though not rich, he can buy whatever he needs. He doesn�t depend on his job financially. He loves being a forensic pathologist.
A few floors up in the hospital where he works lies his mother with cancer in her spinal cord. No matter how speechless or shallow this relationship is, Malkáv has no other relatives. He promises he will not let her die.
But the surgery can only be performed in Sweden and the cost is far beyond Malkáv�s means.
One day a one-eyed person introducing himself as the Cyclops sits at his dinner table and makes him an offer: if Malkáv kills an unknown person, the Cyclops will provide the money for the Swedish hospital. Malkáv takes the job.
A few days later he kills the person he had never met before.
Soon it turns out to be the greatest mistake of his life.
Two days later Malkáv receives a letter � from his own victim. Szirmai must have posted it on the day of his death. In the letter he says he wants to meet Malkáv, because he found out that they had the same father � whom they had never met � so they are brothers.
And so the investigation starts, with the murderer trying to find out who his victim was�

Creators

Attila Gigor Director
Attila Gigor Screenplay
Máté Herbai Director of photography
Zoltán Kovács Editor
László Melis Music
Zoltán Tóth, Attila Tőzsér, Csaba Major, Christian Holm Sound
Sandra Stevanovity Visual design
Beáta Hoffmann Costumes
Orsolya Bánki Production manager
Ferenc Pusztai Producer
Martin Persson, Macdara Kelleher, András Muhi Co-producer
KMH Film, Anagram Produktion / SE, Fastnet Films / IE Production company
Zsolt Anger, Judit Rezes, Sándor Terhes, Ildikó Tóth, Éva Kerekes, Zsolt Zágoni Cast

Awards

Cleveland International Film Festival - 2009 Central and Eastern European Competition Award
Bratislava International Film Festival - 2008 Best Actor
Kiev MOLODIST International Film Festival - 2008 Yves Montand Prize for Best Acting
Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2008 Best Genre Film
Bursa SILK ROAD Film Festival - 2008 Best Film
Malaga Fancine - 2009 Best Actor
Warsaw International Film Festival - 2008 FIPRESCI Prize
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 2008 Special Mention
Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2008 Best Actor
Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2008 Best Screenplay
Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2008 Best Editor
Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2008 Zöld Holló díj
Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2008 Student Jury Award
Malaga Fancine - 2009 Youth Jury's Prize
Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2009 Audience Award
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 2008 Don Quijote Prize

Festivals

Brussels EuroCine 27 - 2010
Luxembourg CinÉast - 2009
Segovia MUCES - 2008 (in competition)
Espinho FEST - 2009 (in competition)
Istanbul International Film Festival - 2009
Novi Sad Cinema City - 2009 (in competition)
Palic International Film Festival - 2009
Sighisoara Film Festival - 2010
Calcutta International Film Festival - 2008
Copenhagen CPH:PIX - 2009
Thiruvananthapuram Kerala International Film Festival - 2008
London Raindance Film Festival - 2009
Minneapolis St. Paul  International Film Festival - 2009
Reykjavik International Film Festival - 2008
Berlin Fantasy Filmfest - 2008
Wiesbaden GoEast Film Festival - 2009
Chennai International Film Festival - 2009
San Jose Cinequest - 2009
Trondheim KOSMORAMA - 2009
Ourense International Independent Film Festival - 2009
Tbilisi International Film Festival - 2008 (in competition)
Göteborg International Film Festival - 2009
Montreal The World Film Festival - 2008
Cluj-Napoca Transilvania - 2009
Bergen International Film Festival - 2008 (in competition)
Les Arcs European Film Festival - 2009
Genova Festival Nuovo Cinema Europa - 2010
Ankara International Film Festival - 2010

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