The Investigator

The Investigator is a Hungarian whodunit film. The main character is a coroner named Tibor. We initially meet him examining a body, and he doesn’t seem fazed by the blood involved, as I suppose would be expected for someone in that profession. His total lack of emotion seemed slightly extreme, however.

Tibor’s mother is in the hospital, and he expects that she will die soon, though if he had more money there might be options. Then he is approached by a man who asks Tibor to kill someone in exchange for enough money to give his mother that chance. That Tibor has no connection to the victim is a key point in his chances of getting away with the crime.

I don’t want to say too much more. The twists and turns of the plot are many, and are all fun to follow. The various characters around Tibor are interesting, and even though they don’t seem fully real, they seem real enough for this kind of film. The production values are first-rate, and I was really glad that I chose this film to see. I’ll give it a lower 3.5 stars out of 4 stars. An earlier showing at Cinequest was the U.S. premiere.

Seen on 3/6/2009 at Cinequest.


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