STRANGLED

  • Original title:
    Martfűi rém
  • Genre:
    psycho-thriller
  • Production year:
    2016
  • Format:
    HD
  • Runtime:
    120
  • Language:
    Hungarian
  • Director:
    Árpád Sopsits
  • Cast:
    Zsolt Anger, Péter Bárnai, Károly Hajduk
  • Producer:
    Gábor Ferenczy, Attila Tőzsér

Synopsis

Based on real-life events, this psycho-thriller is set in the provincial Hungary of the 1960s, when a series of atrocious murders shock the small town of Martfű.
A psychotic killer is on the prowl, who continues to slaughter young women while an innocent man is wrongly accused and sentenced for crimes he could never have committed. A determined detective arrives on the scene and soon becomes obsessed with the case while under pressure from the prosecutor to see a man hang. Stuck in the suffocating social, political and psychological world of socialist Hungary, we soon find ourselves entangled in a web of intricate conspiracy and disturbing drama.

FESTIVALS

2017 - Liege Festival du Film Policier - Audience Award

2017 - Brussels BIFFF

2017 - Buncheon Int'l Fantastic FF

2017 Hungarian Film Awards - Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best DoP, Best Editor, Best Music, Best Mask, Best Costumes, Best Visual Design

2016 - Warsaw Int'l Film Festival

2016 - Cairo Int'l Film Festival