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A martfüi rém (2016)

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True story of a serial killer in 1950-60s Hungary.


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Credited cast:
Károly Hajduk Károly Hajduk ... Bognár Pál
Gábor Jászberényi Gábor Jászberényi ... Réti Ákos
Zsolt Anger ... Bóta nyomozó
Péter Bárnai Péter Bárnai ... Szirmai Zoltán
Zsolt Trill ... Katona Gábor ügyész
Zsófia Szamosi ... Rita
Mónika Balsai Mónika Balsai ... Szigeti Nóra, Bognár felesége
András Réthelyi András Réthelyi ... Juhász
Piroska Móga Piroska Móga ... Marika
Valentin Venczel Valentin Venczel ... Rostás
Dóra Sztarenki Dóra Sztarenki ... Ági
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Péter Barbinek Péter Barbinek ... Bíró
Eszter Csépai Eszter Csépai ... Sóskuti Ibolya
Zsolt Dér Zsolt Dér
Bea Egyed Bea Egyed ... Herself


Based on real-life events, this psycho-thriller is set in the provincial Hungary of the 1960s, when a series of atrocious murders shock the small town of Martfü. A psychotic killer is on the prowl, who continues to slaughter young women while an innocent man is wrongly accused and sentenced for crimes he could never have committed. A determined detective arrives on the scene and soon becomes obsessed with the case while under pressure from the prosecutor to see a man hang. Stuck in the suffocating social, political and psychological world of socialist Hungary, we soon find ourselves entangled in a web of intricate conspiracy and disturbing drama.

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Crime | Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

10 November 2016 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

A martfűi rém See more »

Filming Locations:

Martfu, Hungary See more »


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HUF 710,000,000 (estimated)
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FocusFox Studio See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Hungarian serial killer
7 April 2018 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

Strangled or A Martfüi Rém (The Monster from Martfü) is based on true events and tells the story of a Hungarian serial murderer/necrophiliac in the 1960's. It's an interesting story to follow, but it's also not the most captivating movie about a psychopath like him, nevertheless it's a well made movie. The murder/rape shots are a bit graphic and that makes the movie look real, without being too disgusting to watch though. The acting wasn't bad. I didn't know any of the actors but they all did a good job. You can't help thinking that research and justice were not the greatest things in that era in that country. I don't think I watched a lot of Hungarian movies before but this one is worth a watch.

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