Cinema Explorations: Budapest Noir
Follow this mystery through each of the twists and turns to discover how deep the devious roots go.
Based on Vilmos Kondor's best-selling crime novel, Éva Gárdos' BUDAPEST NOIR is set in 1936. The prime minister returns to Budapest from Germany in a coffin, his dream of a fascist state snuffed out - for now. Cynical reporter Zsigmond Gordon has other concerns. A tip leads to a curious scene - a beautiful young woman lies dead, a Jewish prayer book in her purse. Investigating the mystery girl's murder, Gordon finds pornographers, brothels, and Communists leading to the highest echelons of power. Despite efforts to scare him, he digs deeper, not knowing who to trust or what ulterior motives are at play. 95 minutes. In Hungarian with English subtitles. For tickets, visit RailroadSquareCinema.com
Screened as part of the Maine Film Center's Cinema Exploratoins winter film series, and presented by the Maine Jewish Film Festival. Complimentary bagels provided by Bagel Mainea.