THE EXAM

A VIZSGA

By Peter BERGENDY

UNIO FILM LTD - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2011

1957, Budapest. A National Defense officer’s loyalty is being tested by his superior in a highly deceptive spy game.

Festivals
& Awards

Karlovy Vary IFF 2012
East of the West Competition
Chicago IFF 2012
New Directors Competition The Gold Hugo
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • HUNGARY
    • Languages
    • HUNGARIAN
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 89 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Peter BERGENDY
    • Writer(s)
    • Norbert KÖBLI
    • Producer(s)
    • Istvan BODZSAR (Unio Film)
    • Synopsis
    • The 1956 Revolution has fallen. Terror reigns. Appointed by the Soviet, the new Prime Minister – a very paranoid János Kádár – orders that each and every National Defense officer’s loyalty should be tested by new and rigorous directives.
      JUNG (30s) is a super-ambitious cultural defense officer living under the cover of a private teacher. Jung’s so-called conspiracy apartment is a safe place to meet agents and informers on a regular basis. Jung’s task is to gather information and forward it to his superiors.
      MARKÓ (50s) is Jung’s direct superior, and also his only friend. Now, Markó, a war hero and a legend amongst the officers, is ordered to monitor Jung’s apartment and activities for a day according to the Kádár directives, testing his friend’s loyalty to the new regime.
      The routine surveillance takes a wild turn when Markó uncovers disturbing secrets in Jung’s life. Secrets that can easily destroy the careers of both men.
    • Partners & financing
    • MTVA and Hungarian Film Foundation
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Nov 01, 2010
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