Katalin Varga (film)
Katalin Varga is a 2009 film directed by Peter Strickland.

The directorial debut of Peter Strickland, he used the money from a bequest from his uncle to fund the project. Filmed over several years in a Hungarian-speaking part of the Romania
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n region of Transylvania
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, Strickland completed the project for £28,000.


Katalin Varga's husband discovers that their son Orbán is not his. Together with her child, she sets out to find Antal, the man who raped her 11 years earlier, and Orbán's biological father.

She meets Gergely, a friend and accomplice of Antal, who does not recognize her. She seduces and then kills him.

Orbán befriends Antal, both unaware of their blood ties. Antal is now a happily married man, and Katalin strikes up an intimate friendship with his wife. On a boating trip she confronts them both about the events which occurred 11 years earlier.
Strickland was a nominee for the Golden Bear.
It won a Silver Berlin Bear in the category outstanding artistic contribution for the sound design: György Kovács, Gábor ifj. Erdélyi and Tamás Székely.

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