3 user 3 critic

The Butcher, the Whore and the One-Eyed Man (2017)

A hentes, a kurva és a félszemü (original title)
Depicts the slow decline of three individuals as they are sucked into a world of sinful existence. It is the story of a wild and voracious love triangle


János Szász
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Zsolt Nagy Zsolt Nagy ... Gusztáv Léderer
Dorka Gryllus ... Mici
Géza D. Hegedüs Géza D. Hegedüs ... Ferenc Kodelka
Enikö Börcsök Enikö Börcsök ... Schmukné
Peter Wolf Peter Wolf ... Fekete öltönyös
Péter Andorai Péter Andorai ... Kaszala ezrdes
Gyöngyvér Bognár Gyöngyvér Bognár ... Madam
Miklós Székely B. Miklós Székely B. ... Öregember (as Miklós B. Székely)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
András Balogh András Balogh ... Tokás férfi
Béla Gados ... Szörös férfi
Péter Jankovics Péter Jankovics ... Szakálas férfi
Zoltán Karácsonyi Zoltán Karácsonyi ... Perverz férfi I.
Balázs Mihályfi Balázs Mihályfi ... Perverz férfi II.
Surányi Mátyás Surányi Mátyás ... Cigány prímás
Domokos Szabó Domokos Szabó ... Perverz férfi III.


In Hungary's post-World War I depression era, a wanted one-eyed killer and retired gendarme lieutenant fells in love with a suicidal and disillusioned harlot. In hope of much-needed money, he seeks out one of his old cronies, a now wealthy butcher and businessman, to collect a debt. Tensions are running high as an eternal triangle is about to take shape between the butcher, the harlot and the one-eyed cutthroat. Written by Pisky

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

love | See All (1) »


Drama | History

User Reviews

anither szasz psycho masterpiece
14 January 2018 | by barevfilmSee all my reviews

Hands down, the best film I saw, on the very last day, was the Hungarian entry by veteran János Szász entitled "The Butcher, The Whore, and the One-Eyed Man", 2017. Let not this somewhat ponderous title put one off. TBTW&TOEM or "A hentes, a kurva és a félszemü" (original Hungarian title) Is another dark masterpiece by a meticulous director who does not make many films but when he does come up with one it is usually a memorable Magyar cinema landmark. Mr. Szász, now 59, has directed a grand total of only eleven films since 1983 but has nevertheless amassed a rock solid filmography that includes such international art house hits as "Woyceck", 1994, "Witman fiúk 1997, "Opium, Diary of a Mad Woman" (2007) and "The Notebook" 2013. The current Szasz opus, filmed in stark black and white, by regular Szász cameraman Tibor Maté , is the bizarre tale of a greedy butcher who got butchered by a runaway renegade couple who, after sawing his corpse up with the tools of his slaughterhouse trade, dumped the hunks of human flesh and bone into the Danube. Based on an actual gruesome crime that shook Budapest up in 1925 this is another masterful probe into psychopathic psychology by the man who has written the Hungarian book on this subject with unerring directorial aplomb.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

25 January 2018 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

The butcher, the whore and the one-eyed man See more »

Filming Locations:



Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Unió Film See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page

Recently Viewed