As a result of the destruction caused by World War I and the Spanish Flu, countless spirits have become stranded in our world. Tomas, the young, wandering, post mortem photographer, ends up in a small Hungarian village during the freezing winter of 1918, after meeting a ten year-old orphan girl, Anna. But as he becomes more closely acquainted with the life of the place, he feels increasingly like he must escape it. The noises in the night, the village enveloped in hostility, the strange deaths, and the shadowy figures appearing in his photographs all prompt him to leave as soon as possible. Only a vision in the night and the certainty that ghosts exist, makes Tomás return to the village, his conscience and desire for action awakened.
The film was nominated by Hungary for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
Log in to add film to shortlist
Péter Bergendy (snd 1964)
Állítsátok meg Terézanyut! (2004, Peatage Ema Teresa!, PÖFF 2006), A vizsga (The Exam, 2011), Trezor (Vault, 2018), Post Mortem (2020)