In 1951 Budapest secret police barges into the life of an ordinary family, locking them up in their own home for days – along with all their visitors.
In 1951 Budapest, the communist secret police shows up at the door of an ordinary family – but instead of deporting them, the officers move in and lock them up in their own home. And anyone else who comes knocking on the door …
Days go by without any explanation and the situation gets more and more absurd as secrets, lies and paranoia begins to unravel the growing number of captives in the apartment.
An incredible but true story from Academy Award winning director Kristóf Deák.
2021 – director’s cut; Thriller, black comedy; Hungary; 88 minutes; DCP, ProResHQ, 5.1 mix; Original Language: Hungarian; Subtitles: English
Director of Photograpy
Eliza Sodró as Sára
Zsófia Szamosi as Ilona
Ernő Fekete as Ernő
Gábor Jászberényi as Lieutenant
Ferenc Lengyel as Sergeant
Gábor Csőre as Captain
Levente Molnár as Rezső
Ádám Porogi as Guszti
Kristof Deak is a Hungarian filmmaker from Budapest, known for his short film SING (Mindenki) which won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short in 2017. A graduate of the MA Film Directing program at the University of Westminster in London, he writes, directs and produces in both English and his native Hungarian. His works focus on relatable characters overcoming injustice in inspirational ways.
Captives (Foglyok) 2019
Sing (Mindenki) 2017
Hacktion (TV-Series) 2012
2019 – in competition
Goa IFF (India) – international premiere
2020 in competition
Łagów (Poland) – Lubuskie Film Summer
Further festival screenings in 2020
Miercurea Ciuc (Romania)
Cluj Napoca (Romania)
Tirgu Mures Alter-Native IFF (Romania)
Palics FF (Serbia)
Atlantida Mallorca Film Fest