BUTCHER, THE WHORE AND THE ONE-EYED MAN, THE
[A HENTES, A KURVA ÉS A FÉLSZEMÜ]
János Szász (2013's THE NOTEBOOK) directs this moody and noirish true crime story from 1920s Budapest. Local meat-packing magnate Ferenc Kudelka falls madly in love with Mici, a former prostitute married to disabled former gendarme Gusztáv Léderer, who now toils in Kudelka's plant. For a while, the Léderer couple extract a fee from Kudlelka for Mici's services, but then attempt and fail to kill him. The trio's bizarre and murderous love triangle descends into further madness as ever more desperate measures and subsequent murder attempts ensue. DIR/SCR János Szász; SCR Márk Bodzsár; PROD István Bodzsár. Hungary, 2017, color, 105 min. In Hungarian with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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