Original name: Budapest Noir
English name: Budapest Noir
Run time: 95'
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Director: Éva Gárdos
Producer: Ildikó Kemény
Cast: Krisztián Kolovratnik, Réka Tenki, Tamás Fodor
Screenplay: András Szekér
Cinematographer: Elemér Ragályi, Marton Ragalyi
Editor: Mátyás Fekete
Sound Designer: Attila Tőzsér
Music Composer: Attila Pacsay
Costume Designer: Andrea Flesch
Production Designer: Sandra Stevanovity
Production Company: Pioneer Pictures World Sales: Hungarian National Film Fund
World Sales Phone: +36 14 611 320
World Sales Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Éva Gárdos is a director and editor born in Hungary. Francis Ford Coppola gave Gardos her first job, working as a production assistant on Coppola’s epic Apocalypse Now . She went on to establish a career as a film editor, working with directors such as Barbet Schroeder, Peter Bogdanovich, and Anjelica Huston. Éva’s screenwriting and and directorial debut, was An American Rhapsody (2001). Gardos has several projects in the works, including Cindy in Iraq based on a true story about a of a female trucker driving in Iraq and More Was Lost - a memoir by Eleanor Perenyi.
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. Crime reporter Zsigmond Gordon has other things on his mind. A cynic who thinks he has seen it all, a tip leads him to an unusual crime scene in a seedy part of the city. A beautiful, well-dressed young woman is dead, with only a Jewish prayer book in her purse. Investigating the mystery girl's murder, Gordon enters a world of pornographers, brothels and Communist cells leading to the highest echelons of power. The more people try to scare him away, the deeper he digs in, not knowing who to trust, or what ulterior motives are working against him and the truth.