MJFF: Budapest Noir

Maine 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.  As we learn their secrets, the film illuminates the beauty and the grit of daily life in pre-WWII Budapest. We can enjoy the journey while remembering that in noir, there is always a price. 

Viewer Discretion advised due to violent action and sexual content.

Directed by  Éva Gárdos

Starring  Kata Dobó, Franciska Töröcsik, Zsolt Anger

NR | 2017 | Hungary | 1h 35min

 

For more information visit the MJFF website

Show Dates & Times:

3/16/19 - Saturday

5:30 pm,
Admission: 

For tickets visit the MJFF website: https://mjff.org/

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