Katalin Varga

Synopsis: In the beautiful, otherworldly Carpathian Mountains a woman is traveling with a small boy in a horse and cart, looking to punish those who once abused her. For years, Katalin has been keeping a terrible secret. Hitchhiking with two men, she was brutally raped in the woods. Although she has kept silent about what happened, she has not forgotten, and her son Órban serves as a living reminder. When her village discovers her secret, Katalin's husband rejects her. With nothing to lose, she is free to seek revenge on the perpetrators. As she puts human faces to horrible acts, she is forced to consider that morality might not be as black and white as she had imagined.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Peter Strickland
Production: Memento Films
  13 wins & 14 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
82 min

Police. Open up.

Open up. Police!

Good evening.

We apologize for visiting so late.

We'd like to ask if you have seen a

young lady by the name of Katalin Varga?


She has a boy aged nine or ten.

They're travelling on a wagon

and we happened to see one

outside your house.

Sorry. We don't know of such people.

Really? How strange.

It's funny, as a neighbour told us

they're staying with you.

- There must be some misunderstanding.

- Okay, okay, sure.

- They must've been thinking of another house.

- I understand.

Well if that's the case, you wouldn't mind

if we took a look inside?

- OK.

- Thank you.

I lost my dear,

my beautiful daughter.

Come home, my dear.

My daughter, Kincso.

Good afternoon.

Good afternoon, Uncle Istvn.

Katalin! Katalin!

Zsigmond knows.

- You're the only person I told.

- It wasn't me.

- My mother overheard us talking.

- Does Orbn know?

I don't know...


You're not going to say anything?

You first.

Orbn knows too?

Is that all you can say?

I was going to tell you.


In another ten years?

Twenty? Thirty?

A hundred years?


This village will know me

as the husband of a whore.

- My God, you've shamed me.

- This is why I didn't tell you.

But you told everyone else!

I told one person.

I had to tell someone.

Why didn't you tell me?

I didn't want to lose you.

You can take that bastard son of yours

and get out of this village.

But you love Orbn.


Why the funny stare?

You said you'd never come and

fetch me in front of my friends again.

This is an emergency.

- Nobody has said anything to you?

- About what?

We have to go to your grandmother's.

She's very ill.

This might be our last chance to see her.

Why can't she come here?

She's too old, my boy.

- Is papa coming with us?

- No.

Why not?

He has to work here.

And he needs me to help him.

No he doesn't.

Your grandmother needs to see us.

That's her only wish.

We're going now.

Now to Szkelypatak?

Now, yes.

- Can't we wait a little longer?

- No!

We have to leave before it gets dark.

- But what about papa?

- You'll see him when we return.

I told you he sends a big kiss.

But I want to see him.

I do too, Orbn.

This is the right road for Jdszereda?

Jdszereda? Why in hell

would you want to go there?

Just tell me. Is this the road or not?

This is the road. Though if you had

any sense, you'd turn the other way.

So this is the road, then?

Yes, but it's far from here

and not so easy to get to.

OK, good. Thank you.

Don't think of it. Never thank anyone

who leads you to Jdszereda.

I can't believe you allowed two

complete strangers to stay!

- If it was a man at the door...

- I'm watching television!

When can we call papa?

I told you there's no signal here.

But tomorrow, okay?



I know, I know... it's okay,

it wasn't you...

Look, I don't know what to do,

I don't have much money.

I don't know.

He doesn't want to talk.

I tried. Believe me.

God knows I tried.

Even if he'll have me back,

I can't return,

otherwise Orbn will find out.

I can't take the risk.

After this, I don't see the harm in lying,

as long as it keeps us together.

He's fine. He misses Zsigmond.

I can't think about that now.

There's only one clear thing

and that's to get to Jdszereda.

I need to pay some men a surprise visit.

Are you sleeping shepherd?

I'm not even dozing.

Were the wolves here?

Not even the angels.

Did the dogs bark?

They didn't even laugh.

- How much further do we have to go?

- I don't know. We'll get there soon.

Grandmother will be well again?

I hope so, yes.

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