18/05/2009 16:28

The Investigator (A nyomozó)

Hungary/Sweden/Ireland, 2008, 107 min.
Director: Attila Gigor
Cast: Zsolt Anger, Judit Rezes, Sándor Terhes, Ildikó Tóth, Éva Kerekes, Zsolt Zágoni
Awards: Best Film, Best Actor, Best Editing, Budapest Hungarian Film Week, 2008; Best Film, Best Actor, Bursa SILK ROAD Film Festival, 2008; special acknowledgement, Don Quijote Prize, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2008; Yves Montand award for Best Acting, Kiev MOLODIST International Film Festival, 2008; Best Actor, Bratislava International Film Festival, 2008; FIPRESCI Prize, Warsaw International Film Festival, 2008;
Selection: EXIT POINT

The multi-awarded film by a Hungarian director Attila Gigor will be shown at the Film and Media Festival Cinema City. The main character in this unusual thriller, Tibor Malkáv, is a 37-year-old man who has serious communication problems. He is very quiet and introverted. Though not rich, he can afford to buy everything he needs. He works as a forensic pathologist and he loves his job. At the hospital where he works lies his mother who has cancer. Their relationship is utterly superficial, but Malkáv realises that he has no other relatives but her, and he promises to help her survive the deadly disease. The surgery which could save her life can only be performed in Sweden. Malkáv finds out that this medical procedure costs more than he assumed.

Shortly after that he gets a horrible offer from Cyclops, a man with one eye: if he accepts to kill an unknown person, he will provide the money for his mother’s treatment. Malkáv accepts the offer. A few days later, he kills the man. It turns out to be the greatest mistake of his life. Two days after the crime he receives a letter, sent by his victim on the day he was killed. In the letter the unknown man explains that he wants to meet him because he has found out that the two of them, Malkáv and the victim, have the same father whom they have never met. And so the main character starts an investigation in order to find out as much as possible about his victim.