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SUNSET

by László Nemes

synopsis

1913, Budapest, in the heart of Europe. The young Irisz Leiter arrives in the Hungarian capital with high hopes to work as a milliner at the legendary hat store that belonged to her late parents. She is nonetheless sent away by the new owner, Oszkár Brill. While preparations are under way at the Leiter hat store, to host guests of uttermost importance, a man abruptly comes to Irisz, looking for a certain Kálmán Leiter. Refusing to leave the city, the young woman follows Kálmán’s tracks, her only link to a lost past. Her quest brings her through the dark streets of Budapest, where only the Leiter hat store shines, into the turmoil of a civilisation on the eve of its downfall.

original title: Sunset
country: Hungary, France
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: László Nemes
film run: 142'
release date: FR 31/10/2018
screenplay: László Nemes
cast: Susanne Wuest, Vlad Ivanov, Björn Freiberg, Urs Rechn, Levente Molnár, Judit Bárdos, Juli Jakab, Christian Harting, Balázs Czukor, Mihály Kormos
cinematography by: Mátyás Erdély
film editing: Matthieu Taponier
art director: László Rajk
costumes designer: Györgyi Szakács
music: László Melis
producer: Gábor Rajna, Gábor Sipos
co-producer: Nicolas Brigaud-Robert, Valéry Guibal, François Yon
executive producer: Judit Stalter
associate producer: Virág Baranyi, Sébastien Beffa
line producer: Barnabás Hutlassa
production: Laokoon Film, Playtime Productions
backing: Hungarian National Film Fund (HU), Eurimages
distributor: Cinéart Netherlands B.V., Mozinet, Ad Vitam