Eureka Release: Strangled

Based on real-life events, Strangled is a social, political and psychological thriller set in the provincial Hungary of the 1960s at the height of socialism, when a series of atrocious murders shock the small town of Martfű. 

A psychotic killer is on the prowl, who continues to slaughter young women while an innocent man is wrongly accused and sentenced for crimes he could never have committed. A determined detective arrives on the scene and soon becomes obsessed with the case while under pressure from the prosecutor to see a man hang. We soon find ourselves entangled in a web of intricate conspiracy and disturbing drama.

Winner of NINE Hungarian Film Awards in 2017, this dark and gritty thriller directed by Árpád Sopsits, grapples with an incredible anomaly of crime and punishment as it examines and expands the extraordinary story of the infamously malicious Martfű Murderer.

Based on real-life events, Strangled is set in the provincial Hungary of the 1960s at the height of socialism, when a series of atrocious murders shock the small town of Martf .

Winner of nine Hungarian Film Awards, Strangled is a dark and gritty thriller from Árpád Sopsits that brings to mind both Lang’s and Fincher’s Zodiac in its approach to the murder-mystery genre. Eureka Entertainment is proud to present the film in its UK debut. 


  • Stunning 1080p presentation (On the Blu-ray), with a progressive encode on the DVD
  • 5.1 Surround and Stereo soundtrack options
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Trailer


“A robust, atmospheric suspense thriller that shows how politics and personal ambition can have a toxic effect on justice” – Hollywood Reporter

“Strangled is a good looking, competent thriller, well directed and well-acted, and the story hangs together effectively” – CultureFly

“Strangled is a solid crime saga, benefitting from atmospheric cinematography by Gabor Szabo (the night-time scenes and lighting is vividly eerie) and a historic backdrop where the murders reverberate into the political arena of the era” – Cine-Vue

“Affectionately adhering to the tropes of the thriller genre, what transpires is a captivating production that while incredibly upsetting, makes for a rewarding experience” – HeyUGuys

“Engrossing… echoing some of the great crime thrillers while maintaining a local flavour” – Movie Waffler


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