Strangled (A martfűi rém)

(2016, feature, digital, color, 123 minutes, cinemascope, DolbyDigital)
thriller

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.

Awards

Hungarian Film Awards - 2017

Hungarian Film Award for Best Feature Film

Hungarian Film Award for Best Director Árpád Sopsits

Hungarian Film Award for Best Cinematographer

Hungarian Film Award for Best Actress

Hungarian Film Award for Best Editor Zoltán Kovács

Hungarian Film Award for Best Music

Hungarian Film Award for Best Mask Ancsa Kriskó

Hungarian Film Award for Best Costumes Györgyi Szakács

Hungarian Film Award for Best Visual Design

Liege Policier - 2017

Audience Award

Parma Music Film Festival - 2017

Best Film’s Violetta d’Argento

Best Cinematography: Gábor Szabó Gábor Szabó

Festivals

Warsaw International Film Festival - 2016

(in competition)

Cairo International Film Festival - 2016

Hungarian Film Awards - 2017

(in competition)

Beaune Festival du Film Policier - 2017

(in competition)

Liege Policier - 2017

(in competition)

Brussels BIFFF - 2017

(in competition)

Cluj-Napoca Transilvania - 2017

Lagów International Film Festival - 2017

(in competition)

Palic International Film Festival - 2017

Bucheon BIFAN - 2017

(in competition)

Parma Music Film Festival - 2017

(in competition)

Sitges International Film Festival - 2017

(in competition)

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