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Sunset (2018)

Napszállta (original title)
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A young girl grows up to become a strong and fearless woman in Budapest before World War I.


László Nemes


László Nemes, Clara Royer (co-writer) | 1 more credit »
6 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Susanne Wuest ... The Princess
Vlad Ivanov ... Oszkár Brill
Björn Freiberg ... Man in White
Juli Jakab ... Írisz Leiter
Urs Rechn ... Ismael
Evelin Dobos ... Zelma
Marcin Czarnik ... Sándor
Mónika Balsai Mónika Balsai ... Mrs. Müller
Judit Bárdos ... Szeréna
Levente Molnár ... Gaspar
Péter Fancsikai ... Robert
Mihály Kormos ... The Caretaker
Balázs Veres Balázs Veres ... Guy who Stare at Leiter
János Kulka János Kulka ... Leopold
Zsolt Végh Zsolt Végh ... Policeman 1


1913, Budapest, in the heart of Europe. The young Irisz Leiter arrives in the Hungarian capital with high hopes to work as a milliner at the legendary hat store that belonged to her late parents. She is nonetheless sent away by the new owner, Oszkár Brill. While preparations are under way at the Leiter hat store, to host guests of uttermost importance, a man abruptly comes to Irisz, looking for a certain Kálmán Leiter. Refusing to leave the city, the young woman follows Kálmán's tracks, her only link to a lost past. Her quest brings her through the dark streets of Budapest, where only the Leiter hat store shines, into the turmoil of a civilization on the eve of its downfall.

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Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Hungary's submission for the Foreign Language Film Award of the 91st Oscars. See more »


Few lines are heard of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, published in 1922, 12 years after the action. See more »

User Reviews

What a big-headed realization!
23 March 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

I saw this movie, in an unpremeditated way, kindly accepting the choice of a friend who absolutely wanted to see it. So without any a priori at all. Pros: photography, costumes and sets are all 3 excellent. We really feel in Budapest in 1913. Cons: this is an unintelligible and almost unpleasant sequence of scenes; it's ultra-rough!. A dozen times, I asked myself: what's the relationship between the current scene and the previous one(s)?!? I can not believe that this movie was directed by László Nemes, author of the unforgettable and poignant Saul fia (2015). According to some people, it's art and/or an advanced form of expression. Well, well, well, ... Honestly? I didn't understand a damn thing. Really!

In summary: visually amazing but desperately boring ... Please László, come back to earth!

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Hungarian | German

Release Date:

22 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sunset See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »


Box Office


EUR8,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,846, 24 March 2019

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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