End of the 'Judgment in Hungary'-trial
At the Movies that Matter Festival 2014, we screened the documentary Judgement in Hungary, about the trial against Hungarian right-wing extremists who murdered six Roma. After five years, the trial finally finished on the 12th of January and the first three accused got a real life length sentence; they will spend the rest of their lives in prison.
In 2008 and 2009, a group of Hungarian right-wing extremists committed a series of attacks on random members of the Roma community. Six people were killed, including a five-year-old, and another five were injured. Director Eszter Hajdú filmed the trial and condensed it to create an oppressive Kammerspielfilm starring the cold-blooded suspects, an irritable judge and the victims’ families.