The Man from London ()

A londoni férfi (original title)
Reference View | Change View

After witnessing a crime during his night shift as railway switchman near the docks, a man finds a briefcase full of money. While he and his family step up their living standards, others start looking for the disappeared case.


Photos and Videos


Maloin, az éjszakai váltóõr
Maloin felesége
Ági Szirtes ...
Brown felesége
István Lénárt ...
Londoni rendõrfelügyelõ
Gyula Pauer ...
Brown segítõtársa
Kati Lázár ...
Henriette fõnökasszonya
Éva Almássy Albert ...
Kurva a kocsmában
Ágnes Kamondy ...
(as Ági Kamondy)
László feLugossy ...
Vendég a kocsmában
Philippe Guerrini ...
Szõrmekereskedõ 1
Jacques Pilippi ...
Szõrmekereskedõ 2
Alfréd Járai ...
Vendég a kocsmában 2

Directed by

Béla Tarr
Ágnes Hranitzky ... (co-director)

Written by

Georges Simenon ... (novel)
Béla Tarr ... (screenplay) &
László Krasznahorkai ... (screenplay)

Produced by

Humbert Balsan ... producer
Wouter Barendrecht ... executive producer
Jean-Patrick Costantini ... line producer (as Jean-Patrick Constantini)
Christoph Hahnheiser ... producer
János Hevesi T. ... executive producer
Juliusz Kossakowski ... executive producer
Jean-Claude Marchant ... line producer
Zoltan Moll ... assistant producer
Pierre Pancrazi ... line producer
Paul Saadoun ... producer
Lajos Szakácsi ... executive producer
Béla Tarr ... associate producer
Gábor Téni ... producer
Joachim von Vietinghoff ... producer
Michael J. Werner ... executive producer
Miriam Zachar ... co-producer

Music by

Mihály Vig

Cinematography by

Fred Kelemen

Film Editing by

Ágnes Hranitzky

Editorial Department

Gabriella Für ... film to tape transfer
Benedek Kabán ... film to tape transfer
Judit Szép ... film grader

Production Design by

Jean-Pascal Chalard
Ágnes Hranitzky
László Rajk

Art Direction by

Péter Brill

Set Decoration by

Jean Ghesquiere ... (French Set Decorator Supervisor)
Sándor Katona
László Rajk
Hervé Redoules ... (set painter)
Béla Zsolt Tóth

Costume Design by

János Breckl

Production Management

Béatrice Chauvin ... production manager / unit manager (as Béatrice Chaurin-Balley)
Gabriella Cserháti ... unit manager
Kata Czigler ... unit manager
David DeMoro ... unit manager
Francois DeMoro ... unit manager
Pierre Dieulafait ... production manager
José Garbuccia ... unit manager
Eszter Kerekes ... unit manager
Béla Kálmán ... unit manager
Farouk Selkim ... unit manager
Marc Zeni ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

David Robert Evans ... assistant director
Jeroen Frantzen ... assistant director
Tamás Jovánovics ... assistant director
Yann-Eryl Mer ... second assistant director
László Nemes ... assistant director (as Nemes Jeles László)
Sébastien Praznoczy ... second assistant director
David Steinberger ... second assistant director

Art Department

Péter Brill ... set constructor
László Mong ... set constructor
Lajos E. Szabó ... stand-by painter

Sound Department

Murielle Damain ... production sound mixer
Csaba Erös ... boom operator: Budapest
Thomas Guytard ... boom operator
Gábor ifj. Erdélyi ... supervising sound editor
György Kovács ... re-recording mixer / sound designer

Special Effects by

Zoltán Pataki ... special effects
Jason Troughton ... special effects supervisor
Alan Whibley ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

Csaba Juhász ... visual effects supervisor
Márton Szigethy ... pre-visualization
Vilmos Thernesz ... pre-visualization


Zoltán Gulyás Kiss ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

Antal Berger ... dimmer board operator
Yannick Casanova ... plate photographer
István Decsi ... focus puller
Miklós Hajdu ... gaffer
Marcus Pohlus ... steadicam operator
István Szaladják ... director of photography: "b" camera
János Tóth ... key grip

Casting Department

Hervé Jakubowicz ... voice casting
Marc Robert ... voice casting

Script and Continuity Department

Ágnes Hranitzky ... script editor

Additional Crew

Jean-Baptiste Albertini ... production assistant
Akim Baghad-Kabli ... production assistant (as Hakim Baghdad Kabli)
Vincent Bailly ... production assistant
Gyula Balogh ... production assistant
Zsolt Balogh ... production assistant
Zoltán Baracka ... production assistant
Katalin Baranyi ... production coordinator: prep
Thierry Beauvais ... production assistant
Daniéle Berg ... production assistant
György Berghoffer ... production assistant
Dávid Bertalan ... production assistant
László Bertalan ... production assistant
Eszter Buslig ... production coordinator
Róza Bálint ... production assistant
Edward Fox ... voice dubbing: István Lénárt
Dave John ... voice dubbing: János Derzsi
Veronika Kara ... assistant to producer / production accountant
Huma Khan ... legal post production
Jessica Landt ... production coordinator: Germany
Michael Lonsdale ... voice dubbing: Gyula Pauer
Nicolette McKenzie ... voice dubbing: Éva Almássy Albert
Zoltan Moll ... assistant to producers
Paula Oliveira ... voice dubbing: Tilda Swinton (as Paula de Oliveira)
Philippe Ringenbach ... french adaptation
Phoebe Scholfield ... english adaptation
Virginie Sette ... voice dubbing: Erika Bók
Josette Stein ... voice dubbing: Kati Lázár


Humbert Balsan ... in memory of (as Humbert)

Production Companies




Special Effects


Other Companies



Plot Summary

One night Maloin, a switchman at a seaside railway station situated by a ferry harbor, witnesses a terrible event. He is just watching the arrival of the last ferry at night from his control room on top of a high iron traverse from where he can see the whole bay. Suddenly he notices that the first of the disembarking passengers, a tall thin figure (a certain Brown as it will turn out later) leaves the harbor, but not on the usual route: after getting through customs, he goes around the dock and then withdraws into a dark corner, waiting. Opposite him, in front of the ship, another man soon appears and throws a suitcase towards the man on the shore. He goes and picks it up, then waits in an dark corner for the other man to join him. When he arrives, however, they begin to quarrel and finally, in the course of the vehement fight, due to a hit that turns out to be fatal, the shorter one falls in the water and sinks, clutching the suitcase in his hand. Maloin is watching the scene, astonished. In a state of fear and shock, he opens the door of his control room, but the sharp and loud creaking sound disturbs and frightens away the murderer. Brown is forced to flee before being able to fish out the suitcase from the water. After the murderer disappears down one of the streets behind the harbor, Maloin cautiously climbs down from his cabin to the shore. When he realizes that there is nothing he can do for the victim, he dredges up the suitcase. He takes it up to his control room and opens it: it is packed with money. He is dazzled. He does not go either to call the police or fetch the murderer; he just stares at the pile of money. He simply cannot believe his eyes. Then, after meticulously drying and counting the banknotes, he hides the suitcase in his closet and locks it. At dawn, when his colleague arrives, he acts as if nothing had happened. He returns home on his usual route. Nevertheless, this path is not the same anymore; Written by Juliusz Kossakowski

Plot Keywords
Parents Guide View content advisory »

Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Der Mann aus London (Germany)
  • L'homme de Londres (France)
  • L'uomo di Londra (Italy)
  • The Man from London (World-wide, English title)
  • The Man from London (United States)
  • See more »
  • 139 min
Official Sites
Aspect Ratio
Sound Mix
Filming Locations

Box Office

Budget EUR6,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia Extensive dubbing was necessary in part because the Steadicam operator Marcus Pohlus was audibly panting and weeping in several scenes. See more »
Goofs When Maloin and the bartender set up the chessboard and pieces for their daily game, they place the board with a black square in the lower right corner. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Novak (2009). See more »
Quotes Londoni rendõrfelügyelõ: I understand this has come as a shock. You could not have known that your husband led a double life.
See more »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed