2015, Colour, Hungary, World Competition


Production Team

Director : Attila Szàsz

Screenwriter : Norbert Köbli

Cinematographer : András Nagy

Editor : László Hargittai

Cast : Patrícia Kovács, Dorka Gryllus, Laura Döbrösi, János Kulka, Péter Sándor

Music : Gergely Parádi

Film production and Sales : Prod.: Tamás Lajos, Tamás Mink, Szupermodern Stúdió Kft., Völgi Str. 19, 1021 Budapest (Hongrie), tél.: +36 (01) 238 0200, [email protected]



In January 1914, a horrific murder shook up the city of Budapest. One of the most famous courtesans in town, Elza Mágnás, was strangled and her body was thrown into the icy waters of the Danube. DEMIMONDE chronicles the last four days of Elza, her complex relationship with her housekeeper, her sponsor and her lover, through the eyes of a young and naive maid. Based on a true tale of love, passion, sex, power... and murder.



Hungarian writer-director Attila Szász graduated from the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest and worked as a film critic, editor (of Vox, Hungary's biggest movie magazine) and maker of commercials before deciding to direct films full time. In 2004 he wrote and directed his first short, Now You See Me, Now You Don't, which was shown at festivals around the world. His debut in features, THE AMBASSADOR TO BERN (2014), his debut feature, was also widely shown and won the Bronze Zenith for first films at last year’s Montreal World Film Festival.



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