V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Judgment In Hungary

V' 14

Judgment In Hungary

Eszter Hajdu
HU/P/D, 2013
Documentaries, 112min, OmeU

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Judgment In Hungary

Eszter Hajdu
HU/P/D, 2013
Documentaries, 112min, OmeU

Sound: 
Dániel Bhőm
Ferenc Gerendai
Camera: 
István Szőnyi
Eszter Hajdu
Gábor Medvigy
Editor: 
Bence Bartos
Composer: 
Sandor Mester
Production: 
Miradouro Media, Perfect Shot Films, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB)
World Sales: 
Miradouro Media
Format: 
DCP
Color

In 2008 and 2009, a group of hungarian right-wing extremists committed a series of attacks on random members of the Roma community. Six people were killed, including a five-year-old, and another five were injured. The trial of the four suspects lasted two-and-a-half years, and the verdict was passed in August 2013. Director Eszter Hajdu filmed the trial and condensed it to create an oppressive Kammerspielfilm.
“JUDGMENT IN HUNGARY is a pure observational documentary and yet it has all the qualities of great drama: compelling characters, twists, turns, and moments of horror and even comedy. By presenting the idiosyncrasies of the Hungarian legal system, it manages to capture the racism faced by the Roma community in Hungary. Like all great films, by focusing on something very narrow and specific it holds up a mirror to something universal.” (Pawel Pawlikowski)

In the precence of Eszter Hajdu and Sandor Karoly Mester (Producer)

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