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Félvilág (2015)

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The story of three women - a famous prostitute, her housekeeper and their new maid - living in Budapest of 1910s, whose passionate, bizarre and complex relationship can only lead to one thing: murder.

Director:

Attila Szász

Writer:

Norbert Köbli
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Kovács Patricia Kovács ... Mágnás Elza
Dorka Gryllus Dorka Gryllus ... Kóbori Rózsi
Laura Döbrösi ... Szebeni Kató
János Kulka János Kulka ... Max Schmidt
Péter Sándor Péter Sándor ... Sóvágó Gergely
Károly Hajduk Károly Hajduk ... Pap
Katalin Takács Katalin Takács ... Báróné
Ferenc Elek ... Producer
Ernõ Fekete Ernõ Fekete ... Rendezõ
Irén Bordán Irén Bordán ... Cili mama
Attila Lõte Attila Lõte ... Öreg Schmidt
Péter Haás Vander Péter Haás Vander ... Spicces gróf
Márta Martin Márta Martin ... Nagysága
Dóra Sztarenki Dóra Sztarenki ... Bözsi
Anna Szandtner Anna Szandtner ... Örömlány
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The story of three women - a famous prostitute, her housekeeper and their new maid - living in Budapest of 1910s, whose passionate, bizarre and complex relationship can only lead to one thing: murder.

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Love is not everything.

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Drama | History | Mystery

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Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

30 December 2015 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

A Garota Húngara See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary

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Budget:

HUF 160,000,000 (estimated)
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Szupermodern Stúdió See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Originally produced for television, it was so enthusiastically received by the Hungarian audience and critics alike, that a few weeks after its TV premiere it was released theatrically and had a 6-months limited run. See more »

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Wow! Just...wow!
30 December 2015 | by adrianovondraSee all my reviews

First of all, I would say that Demimonde is a new masterpiece of Hungarian filmmaking, and it's really Hollywood-level. It's highly recommended to anyone who likes dark-toned crime dramas with an interesting plot, strong, well-written characters, beautiful cinematography, and very good directing. The acting is just amazing too: Patricia Kovács gives an award-winning performance -quite unexpected from her- as one of the most famous gold-digger prostitutes of Budapest in the early 1900's. We can really believe her that she can seduce any man she wants. Laura Döbrösi's character is, at least at the beginning, the complete opposite to Patricia's, but she does a great job too. This young actress has a bright future in the movie industry, that's for sure. János Kulka and Dorka Gryllus are very good too, as usual from them. The costumes, the writing, the setting, etc. are also excellent. I think I've written enough...people, when you have the opportunity, just watch it! Especially, if you're a fan of European movies. You won't regret it.


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