Based on Vilmos Kondor’s thrilling best-selling crime novel, Éva Gárdos’ film is set in 1936. The Prime Minister returns to Budapest from Germany in a coffin. His dream of a fascist state snuffed out- for now. Cynical reporter Zsigmond Gordon has other concerns. A tip leads to a curious scene – a beautiful young woman lies dead a Jewish prayer book in her purse. Investigating the mystery girl’s murder, Gordon finds pornographers, brothels, and Communists leading to the highest echelons of power. Despite efforts to scare him, he digs deeper not knowing who to trust or what ulterior motives are at play.
Showtimes: March 2 & 3 at 10a.m.
About Cinema Explorations:
Dedicated to fostering the voices and choices of the Maine Film Center’s community of film lovers, the winter film series is programmed by a volunteer steering committee to present works of cinema from around the world and encourage the shared experience of communal film viewing and thoughtful discussion.