• 2018
  • Hungary / France
  • 2h 22min
  • Directed by: László Nemes
  • Cast: Susanne Wuest, Juli Jakab, Evelin Dobos
  • Language: Hungarian, German

Írisz Leiter (Jakab) arrives in Budapest in 1913, seeking work at her parents’ old hat shop, but the new owner is none too pleased about it. Atmospheric mystery from Son of Saul director Nemes, gorgeously shot and sometimes disorienting, but the highly watchable Jakab and a good script make it fascinating, thrilling and intoxicating.

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27 May 20194 stars

László Nemes follows his Oscar-winning debut with another supremely confident film set in 1913 Budapest

With Son of Saul, the Hungarian writer-director László Nemes not only won an Oscar with his very first feature, but created one of the definitive Holocaust dramas. It was a staggering achievement; but how on earth do you follow it? If there was any…

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