The details of a young girl's brutal murder are told through manipulated chronology and fragmented storylines.

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Tibor Gáspár
Borbála Derzsi
Sándor Czeczô
Dénes Ujlaky ...
(as Dénes Ujlaki)
Kati Lázár
Mari Nagy
Márta Szabó
Anett Forgács
József Szarvas
Éva Almássy Albert ...
(as Almásy Albert Éva)
András Fekete
Lajos Kovács
Sándor ifj. Kõmíves
Iván Dengyel
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Somewhere, in a sparsely populated region, a girl is brutally murdered. The inhabitants are watching with suspicion each other and every stranger who comes here. They drive out anybody who strays even slightly from their unwritten rules. One such person is a 15-year-old girl, who seems to be hated by everyone in this place. Everyone has the idea that they will rid themselves of her, regardless of the cost. Written by Official source

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Films that should be seen by the outside world but won't be
20 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film years ago and it really stuck with me. Long, brooding shots, cinematography that evokes Tarkovsky, deserted landscapes and intense characterization. So many films from this part of the world that have never been seen by most people - it brings to mind another Hungarian film 'Time Stands Still', a masterpiece which remains in obscurity today. Masnap I somehow acquired on a busted old VHS tape, and have watched the film repeatedly in that format. It has proved difficult to acquire a better copy.

I've seen two of Attila Janisch's films, and found they both contained a strong, clear vision and a haunting tone. I hope to see more.


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