The Man from London
(A londoni férfi)

feature, 35mm, 132 minutes, 1:1.66

co-produced with: France Germany

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2007.

Maloin leads a simple life without prospects at the edge of the infinite sea; he barely notices the world around him, has already accepted the slow and inevitable deterioration of life around him and his all but complete loneliness.

When he becomes a witness to a murder, his life takes a sudden turn.

He comes face to face with issues of morality, sin, punishment, the line between innocence and complicity in a crime, and this state of scepsis leads him to the ontological question of the meaning and worth of existence.

The film is about desire, man�s indestructible longing for a life of freedom and happiness, about illusions never to be realised � about things that give all of us energy to continue living, to go to sleep and get up day after day� Maloin�s story is ours � all of those who doubt and are able to question our humdrum existence.

Based on the novel L'homme de Londres  by Georges Simenon

 

Creators

Fred Kelemen Director of photography
Ágnes Hranitzky Co-author
Mihály Víg Music
György Kovács Sound
László Rajk Visual design
Ágnes Hranitzky Editor
Gábor Téni, Paul Saadoun, Christoph Hahnheiser, Joachim Von Vietinghoff, Miriam Zachar Producer
T. T. Filmműhely, 13 Production / FR, Von Vietinghoff Filmproduktion / DE, Cinema Soleil / FR, Black Forest Films / DE Production company
Béla Tarr, László Krasznahorkai Screenplay
Béla Tarr Director
Jean-Claude Marchant, Pierre Dieulafait Production manager
Miroslav Krobot, Tilda Swinton, Erika Bók, János Derzsi, Ági Szirtes, István Lénárt Cast

Festivals

Chicago International Film Festival - 2007
Bangkok World Film Festival - 2007
Seville Film Festival - 2007
Torino Film Festival - 2007
Rotterdam International Film Festival - 2008
Belgrade International Film Festival - 2008
Montreal Festival Nouveau Cinéma - 2007
Ljubljana International Film Festival - 2007
Melbourne International Film Festival - 2007
Mexico City FICCO - 2008
Bratislava International Film Festival - 2007
Trondheim KOSMORAMA - 2008
Bergamo Film Meeting - 2008
Hong Kong International Film Festival - 2008
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - 2007
Buenos Aires BAFICI - 2008
Toronto International Film Festival - 2007
Sarajevo Film Festival - 2007
Jeonju International Film Festival - 2008
Kaunas International Film Festival - 2010
Luxembourg CinÉast - 2011
Thiruvananthapuram Kerala International Film Festival - 2007
Wroclaw New Horizons IFF - 2007
Antalya Golden Orange IFF - 2007
Sodankylä Midnight Sun Film Festival - 2008
Marseille FIDMARSEILLE - 2007
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival - 2007
Sofia International Film Festival - 2008
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 2008
Hong Kong International Film Festival - 2007
Rouen A l'Est, du nouveau - 2008
Cannes International Film Festival - 2007 (in competition)
Edinburgh International Film Festival - 2007
Split Film Festival - 2007
Lund International Fantastic Film Festival - 2008
New York Film Festival - 2007
Honolulu Hawaii International Film Festival - 2007
Vancouver International Film Festival - 2007
Săo Paulo International Film Festival - 2007
Singapore International Film Festival - 2008
San Francisco International Film Festival - 2008

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