Bunyik Entertainment Presents
12th Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles
November 16 - 22.  2012
Opening Night November 15. 7:15pm Laemmle's NOHO 7
Laemmle's Noho 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, 91601
Map & Parking Information

Mrs. Gabriella Bartha

Dr. Attila Beres

Mr. & Mrs. Martin Donlon

Mr. Andrew Friedman

Mr. & Mrs. Julius Jancsó

Mr. Steven A. Kőváry

Dr. Susan Pekarovics

Mr. Sandor Szoboszlai
The Exam (A vizsga)
(2011, feature, digital, colour, 89 min., DolbySR)

Christmas Eve, 1957, Hungary: government secret agent Jung attempts to wrap up
his assignments in time to celebrate the holiday. Little does he know that his
superior, Marko, is about to initiate a Communist-mandated exam to test his loyalty.
But might also Marko himself be given an exam? It would be unthinkable to reveal
more of what happens in The Exam, an elegantly twisty suspense thriller that
doubles as a skillful depiction of paranoia and suspicion in the wake of the failed
1956 Hungarian uprising. Plotted more tightly than most American thrillers (it clocks
in at less than 90 minutes) The Exam is filled with well-drawn characters and
handsomely filmed, with excellent use of period music.

“The Gold Hugo goes to THE EXAM (Hungary),
a film which combines the intricat e plotting of a Cold War secret agent thriller with
the serious undercurrent concerning deeper issues of personal loyalty versus the
police state; it exudes a quiet confidence, remarkable in a new filmmaker. Director:
Peter Bergendy.”

Cast and Crew

Director: Péter Bergendy
Screenplay: Norbert Köbli
Director of photography: Zsolt Tóth
Editor: István Király
Producer: István Bodzsár
Production company: Unio Film
Cast: János Kulka, Zsolt Nagy, Gabriella Hámori, Péter Scherer

Festivals and Awards

2012 – Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (in competition) – East of the West
2012 – Montreal The World Film Festival
2012 – Palic International Film Festival
2012 – Chicago International Film Festival
“The Gold Hugo goes to THE EXAM (Hungary),