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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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Attila Gigor (as Attila Galambos)

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Attila Gigor (screenplay) (as Attila Galambos)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Zsolt Anger ... Malkáv
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
András Márton Baló András Márton Baló ... Mehtar ben Jaron
Péter Blaskó Péter Blaskó ... Artúr Kertész
Csaba Czene ... Köpcös
Kata Farkas Kata Farkas ... Business woman
Tamás Fodor Tamás Fodor ... Antiquarian Bookseller
István Juhász István Juhász ... Schwartz, inspector
Zsuzsa Járó Zsuzsa Járó ... Secretary
Ilona Kassai Ilona Kassai ... Malkáv's mother
Éva Kerekes Éva Kerekes ... Ágnes Kertész
Réka Kiss Réka Kiss ... Girl on bicycle
Judit Lax ... Nurse
Helga Mandel Helga Mandel ... Notary
Júlia Nagy Júlia Nagy ... Evike's mother
Ferenc Pusztai 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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Hungary | Sweden | Ireland

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Hungarian | English | French

Release Date:

2 October 2008 (Hungary) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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HUF 130,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Dexter Morgan would like this investigation
1 June 2009 | by OmertaXSee all my reviews

A Hungarian film noir at its best, nothing less. We have an half authist pathologist, Tibor Malkav, whose mother is dying in cancer, and a mysterious and dangerous looking stranger makes an offer to him: our wood-faced hero should assassinate an unknown man, and he gets the exact sum for his mother's medical treatment in Sweden. After completing the job, and with the money in the pocket, Tibor gets a letter from his victim, addressed to him, and the investigation begins... I cant write more without spoiling, but I assure you, that the whole storyline is crafted at this level, powering with unbelievable good acting. I assume that very well made English subtitling is needed for proper experience, according to the review with 1/10 point...

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