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The Butcher, the Whore and the One-Eyed Man

The Butcher, the Whore and the One-Eyed Man, "A hentes, a kurva és a félszemü"

Synopsis

Director

1925 saw a terrible scandal shake the city of Budapest. Ferenc Kudelka was slaughtered in his own abattoir, cut up, bundled into suitcases and dumped in the Danube. The gruesome crime is committed by a former gendarme by the name of Gusztáv ­Léderer and his ex-prostitute wife Mári.

Janos Szasz, one of the most gifted Hungarian filmmakers of his generation, relates his black-and-white crime drama, a tale of meat, amour and murder, with brutal truth and raw realism.

János Szász

(b. 1958, Budapest) is a leading Hungarian script writer and director of stage and screen. He graduated in theater direction from the Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest. His theater stagings in Hungary and abroad (USA, Norway) include plays by Henrik Ibsen, Carlo Gozzi, and Tennessee Williams. For his screen adaptation of Büchner’s „Woyzeck“ (1994) he won the European Film Award for Best New European Film, and the movie represented Hungary at the Academy Awards. Soon afterward, „The Witman Boys“ (1996) premiered in Un certain regard at the Cannes IFF and also screened at PÖFF. His documentary „Eyes of the Holocaust“ (2000) was produced by Steven Spielberg for the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. „The Notebook“ (2013) took him best film award from Karlovy Vary Film Festival and has been shown at PÖFF.

Filmography

  • Woyzeck (1994)
  • Witman fiúk (1996, Witmani poisid, PÖFF 1998)
  • A Holocaust szemei (Eyes of the Holocaust, 2000, doc)
  • Ópium: Egy elmebeteg nö naplója (2007)
  • A nagy füzet (Kaustik, PÖFF 2013)
  • A hentes
  • a kurva és a félszemü (The Butcher, the Whore and the One-Eyed Man, 2017)

Schedule

24.11.2017
21:45 - 23:30
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 5
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 081903
Sold out
27.11.2017
19:30 - 21:35
Tallinn, 
Kino Sõprus
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 111702
Guests (1)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Cast Dorka Gryllus
28.11.2017
21:15 - 23:20
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 8
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 120503
Guests (1)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Cast Dorka Gryllus
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Forum

Film info

Country: Hungary
Year: 2017
Duration: 105 minutes
Language: Hungarian
Director: János Szász
Producer: István Bodzsár
Writer: János Szász
DOP: Tibor Máthé
Montage: Anna Kornis
Cast: Dorka Gryllus, Géza Hegedűs D., Zsolt Nagy
Production: Hungarian Film Institute
Festivals: Haifa, Gent

Synopsis

Director

1925 saw a terrible scandal shake the city of Budapest. Ferenc Kudelka was slaughtered in his own abattoir, cut up, bundled into suitcases and dumped in the Danube. The gruesome crime is committed by a former gendarme by the name of Gusztáv ­Léderer and his ex-prostitute wife Mári.

Janos Szasz, one of the most gifted Hungarian filmmakers of his generation, relates his black-and-white crime drama, a tale of meat, amour and murder, with brutal truth and raw realism.

János Szász

(b. 1958, Budapest) is a leading Hungarian script writer and director of stage and screen. He graduated in theater direction from the Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest. His theater stagings in Hungary and abroad (USA, Norway) include plays by Henrik Ibsen, Carlo Gozzi, and Tennessee Williams. For his screen adaptation of Büchner’s „Woyzeck“ (1994) he won the European Film Award for Best New European Film, and the movie represented Hungary at the Academy Awards. Soon afterward, „The Witman Boys“ (1996) premiered in Un certain regard at the Cannes IFF and also screened at PÖFF. His documentary „Eyes of the Holocaust“ (2000) was produced by Steven Spielberg for the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. „The Notebook“ (2013) took him best film award from Karlovy Vary Film Festival and has been shown at PÖFF.

Filmography

  • Woyzeck (1994)
  • Witman fiúk (1996, Witmani poisid, PÖFF 1998)
  • A Holocaust szemei (Eyes of the Holocaust, 2000, doc)
  • Ópium: Egy elmebeteg nö naplója (2007)
  • A nagy füzet (Kaustik, PÖFF 2013)
  • A hentes
  • a kurva és a félszemü (The Butcher, the Whore and the One-Eyed Man, 2017)