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The Investigator (2008)
"A nyomozó" (original title)

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Badly needing money for the treatment of his ill mother, pathologist Tibor Malkáv accepts the proposition of a stranger to murder someone he doesn't know a thing about.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Zsolt Anger ...
Malkáv
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
András Márton Baló ...
Mehtar ben Jaron
Péter Blaskó ...
Artúr Kertész
Csaba Czene ...
Köpcös
Kata Farkas ...
Business woman
Tamás Fodor ...
Antiquarian Bookseller
István Juhász ...
Schwartz, inspector
Zsuzsa Járó ...
Secretary
Ilona Kassai ...
Malkáv's mother
Éva Kerekes ...
Ágnes Noszfer
Réka Kiss ...
Girl on bicycle
Judit Lax ...
Nurse
Helga Mandel ...
Notary
Júlia Nagy ...
Evike's mother
Ferenc Pusztai ...
József Szemben
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Badly needing money for the treatment of his ill mother, pathologist Tibor Malkáv accepts the proposition of a stranger to murder someone he doesn't know a thing about.

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2 October 2008 (Hungary)  »

Also Known As:

A nyomozó  »

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HUF 130,000,000 (estimated)
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Smart and entertaining
7 October 2008 | by (Budapest) – See all my reviews

There were a lot of good reviews on this title, so my girlfriend asked me to go and see this title with her. To tell the truth, I had low expectations: I thought this was going to be either a "too artistic" thing, or what is even worse, a cheap comedy. Boy, was I wrong! This is truly delicate and talented film making. The tone seemed very unusual, almost uncomfortable in the first few minutes, and there were some scenes which resembled "Six Feet Under" a bit too much. However, as the story went on, everything clicked into place: it was entertaining, well paced, and soon I was totally carried away with the flow. Acting was superb, especially by Zsolt Anger, who really steal the show. At the very end, there is a very well constructed and sophisticated moment, a small joke, that kind of wakes you up and shows you that what you have just seen is a masterpiece.

Let me also add that the tone of the movie reminded me of the work of stage director Bela Pinter: sin and punishment, serious themes, deep thoughts - all perfectly wrapped in a comedy-like outfit, a perfect mix. Modern, lightweight, entertaining - this movie is a work of art.


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