• Original title:
    A Vizsga
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    89 min
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  • Director:
    Péter Bergendy
  • Cast:
    János Kulka, Zsolt Nagy, Gabriella Hámori
  • Producer:
    István Bodzsár


The 1956 Revolution has fallen. Terror reigns. Appointed by the Soviets, the new prime minister – a very paranoid János Kádár – orders that each and every National Security officer’s loyalty be tested according to new and rigorous directives. Jung (30) is a super-ambitious cultural NS officer living undercover as a private teacher. Jung’s apartment acts as a safe house where he meets agents and informants on a regular basis. Jung's task is to gather information and forward it to his superiors. Markó (50) is Jung’s immediate superior, and also his only friend. Now, Markó, a war hero and a legend amongst the officers, is ordered to monitor Jung’s apartment and activities for a day to test his friend’s loyalty to the new regime. What sets out as routine surveillance takes a wild turn when Markó uncovers disturbing secrets in Jung’s life; secrets that can easily destroy the careers of both men.


2013 Liege Policier - Best Actress: Gabriella Hámori
2012 Chicago International Film Festival - Gold Hugo
2012 New York Gotham Screen IFF - Best Actress: Gabriella Hámori, Best Actor: János Kulka
2012 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (in East of the West competition)