STRANGLED / Martfui Rem
Hungarian Film Critics Awards
Best Cinematographer – Gabor Szabo
Best Supporting Actress – Zsofia Szamosi
Based on real-life events, this psycho-thriller is set in 1960’s Hungary when a series of atrocious murders shock the small town of Martfü. A psychotic killer is on the prowl, who continues to slaughter young women while an innocent man is wrongly accused and sentenced for crimes he could never have committed. A determined detective arrives on the scene and soon becomes obsessed with the case while under pressure from the prosecutor to see a man hang. Stuck in the suffocating social, political and psychological world of socialist Hungary, we soon find ourselves entangled in a web of intricate conspiracy and disturbing drama.
Directed by: Arpad Sopsits
Cast: Karoly Hajduk, Zsolt Anger, Zsofia Szamosi, Monika Balsai
118 min, color, crime/thriller Rating: For adults only