Károly Ujj Mészáros caught the attention of the audience with his first movie, the romantic comedy of Liza, the Fox Fairy that became a blockbuster in Hungary and won several prizes all over the world. Now he decided to make something completely different, a Skandinavian type of crime story that is completely unique, a new colour in the palette of contemporary Hungarian film. X – the eXploited is starring Móni Balsai, the muse of Ujj Mészáros. The film will be screened from 1 November with English subtitles in Art+ and Művész cinemas in Budapest.
Who would believe in a policewoman who suffers from such serious panic disorders that she is afraid to get near any crime scene and so has been on permanent office duty for more than a decade? Who would believe a lone mother who is unable to pay her mortgage and also to raise her rebellious teenage daughter? Indeed, no one believes that this troubled woman has discovered a serial murder case.
Personal dramas and a murder mystery unfold in present-day Budapest, where the demonstrations of an angry new generation are part of the pre-election life of the city; where the historical and recent past still haunts its people, resulting in concealed and horrendous crimes. It is a city where nothing seems honest and true, except an emotionally unstable policewoman and her misfit daughter who wants to know who her father truly was.