The Man from London (A londoni férfi)

(2007, feature, 35mm, black & white , 132 minutes, 1:1,66, DolbySRD)
co-produced with:France, Germany

Maloin leads a simple life without prospects at the edge of the infinite sea; he barely notices the world around him, has already accepted the slow and inevitable deterioration of life around him and his all but complete loneliness.

When he becomes a witness to a murder, his life takes a sudden turn.

He comes face to face with issues of morality, sin, punishment, the line between innocence and complicity in a crime, and this state of scepsis leads him to the ontological question of the meaning and worth of existence.

The film is about desire, man�s indestructible longing for a life of freedom and happiness, about illusions never to be realised � about things that give all of us energy to continue living, to go to sleep and get up day after day� Maloin�s story is ours � all of those who doubt and are able to question our humdrum existence.

Based on the novel L'homme de Londres  by Georges Simenon

 

Festivals

Cannes International Film Festival - 2007

(in competition)

Wroclaw New Horizons IFF - 2007

Antalya Golden Orange IFF - 2007

Sodankylä Midnight Sun Film Festival - 2008

Marseille FIDMARSEILLE - 2007

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival - 2007

Sofia International Film Festival - 2008

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 2008

Hong Kong International Film Festival - 2007

Summer Pops

Rouen A l'Est, du nouveau - 2008

Thiruvananthapuram Kerala International Film Festival - 2007

Edinburgh International Film Festival - 2007

Split Film Festival - 2007

Lund International Fantastic Film Festival - 2008

Retrospective

New York Film Festival - 2007

Honolulu Hawaii International Film Festival - 2007

Vancouver International Film Festival - 2007

Săo Paulo International Film Festival - 2007

Singapore International Film Festival - 2008

San Francisco International Film Festival - 2008

Trondheim KOSMORAMA - 2008

Bangkok World Film Festival - 2007

Seville Film Festival - 2007

Closing Film

Torino Film Festival - 2007

Rotterdam International Film Festival - 2008

Belgrade International Film Festival - 2008

Montreal Festival Nouveau Cinéma - 2007

Ljubljana International Film Festival - 2007

Melbourne International Film Festival - 2007

Mexico City FICCO - 2008

Bratislava International Film Festival - 2007

Chicago International Film Festival - 2007

Bergamo Film Meeting - 2008

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - 2007

Buenos Aires BAFICI - 2008

Toronto International Film Festival - 2007

Masters

Sarajevo Film Festival - 2007

Jeonju International Film Festival - 2008

Retrospective

Luxembourg CinÉast - 2011

Kaunas International Film Festival - 2010

Retrospective

National premiere:
2007