Jozsef Pacskovszky shooting The Perfect Killer
by Fabien Lemercier
- Zsolt Laszlo, Tamas Szabo-Kimmel, Gyozo Szabo and Lili Nora Horich feature among the cast of this FilmArt production
The shoot is in full swing for the thriller The Perfect Killer (A tökéletes gyilkos), the sixth feature-length fiction film by Jozsef Pacskovszky, following The Wondrous Voyage of Esti Kornél, Our Love, The Colour of Happiness, See You in Space! and The Days of Desire. The cast includes Zsolt Laszlo (voted Best Actor at the 2011 Hungarian Film Week for The Maiden Danced to Death, also popular in Opium – A Madwoman’s Diary and The Eagle), Tamas Szabo-Kimmel (Made in Hungaria, The Ambassador to Bern), Gyozo Szabo (who recently appeared in Liza, the Fox-Fairy [+see also:
interview: Karoly Ujj Mészáros
film profile]) and Lili Nora Horich.
Written by the director (who has also helmed television projects, such as Suspicion and Oliver VII), the story revolves around a depressed homicide detective who is working on a strange case. He is meant to catch a suspected killer who was his late daughter’s best friend. The fugitive, a pretty 23-year-old girl, knocks on his door and asks him to hide her. After a few days, they both realise that they are part of a bigger game...
Produced by Jeno Habermann for FilmArt (which staged such titles as Mansfeld and The Door [+see also:
film profile], and which had already worked with Pacskovszky on The Colour of Happiness and The Days of Desire), The Perfect Killer is benefiting from backing from the Hungarian National Film Fund, which will also handle its international sales. Interestingly, the cinematography has been entrusted to Francisco Gózon (Iska's Journey [+see also:
film profile], Altiplano [+see also:
film profile], Mom and Other Loonies in the Family).
(Translated from French)