BUDAPEST NOIR – Austin Jewish Film Festival


Budapest Noir
Monday, October 29, 2018
7:00 PM

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Regal Arbor Cinema 8

“A politically-charged tale of corruption and betrayal, this richly atmospheric murder mystery will leave you guessing until its surprising climax.”

Running: 95 min.
Director: Éva Gárdos
Genre: Drama
Language: Hungarian (with subtitles)
Country: Hungary
Year: 2017
Program: Q&A following the film with Filmmaker, Eva Gardos from LA
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Director Gardos Bio Here
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. A hard-boiled crime reporter, Zsigmond Gordon, has other things on his mind. He discovers a tip leading to an unusual crime scene in a seedy part of the city. A beautiful, well-dressed young woman is found beaten to death, with only a Jewish prayer book in her purse. No one is interested in solving the bizarre crime except Gordon, who feels that things are not what they seem to be. Investigating the murder, Gordon enters a world of pornographers, brothels, and communist cells leading to the highest echelons of power, just as Hungary’s fascist-leaning government prepares to align with Hitler. The more people try to scare him away, the deeper he digs in, not knowing whom to trust or what ulterior motives are working against him and the truth.
Community Partners: Congregation Agudas Achim Brotherhood.
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