Budapest Noir

Hungary | NR | 95 min | Hungarian, English
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Showings

Michigan Theater - Screening Room Sun, May 12 8:00 PM
Part of the Jewish Film Festival.
Event Info
Film Section:World Narrative
Category:JFF
Thriller
Mystery
Crime
Content Advisory
Ann Arbor
MT
Sponsored By:U-M Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia
Content Warnings:Violence Against People
Audience Award:Yes
Film Info
Release Year:2018
Run Time (in minutes):95
Rating:NR
Production Country:Hungary
Language:Hungarian
Subtitles:with English subtitles
Previous Festivals:Chicago IFF
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Éva Gárdos

Description

Part of the Jewish Film Festival!A beautiful girl is found dead in Budapest 1936 and no one wants to investigate — except Zsigmond Gordon, a world-weary reporter who asks unwanted questions about the seemingly unimportant murder of a young prostitute found beaten to death and dumped in a courtyard. While supposedly covering the funeral of Fascist-leaning Hungarian Prime Minister, Gyula Gombos, Gordon’s investigation leads him deep into the city’s dark underbelly, a shady world of pornographers, fixers, boxing rings, seedy brothels and powerful crime syndicates. Along the way, everyone’s motives are suspect from the lowlifes in the street, to the political activists, to the highest echelons of business and power.