Katalin Varga
Katalin Varga (2009)

Antal Borlan's loving wife never suspected that her devoted and kind husband would be responsible for a past atrocity. Antal believes he has God's forgiveness and that his enduring marriage is testament to his redemption. An… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 11, 2009
DVD Release Date: February 22, 2010
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Jenkins
Time Out

A film of remarkable assurance and intensity.

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Stuart McGurk
Times (UK)

Impressive as it is, though, you can't help feeling it's essentially a festival favourite that will be more admired than enjoyed.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Superb central performances in this tragic drama.

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Pamela Jahn
Electric Sheep

... Katalin Varga often hits a note of genuine otherworldliness, and the power of this slow-burning, nightmarish tale is utterly compelling...

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

Like a folk tale crossed with a thriller and road movie. Without a doubt it is one of the best new British films of the year, if you can justly call it fully British.

Tom Dawson

Newcomer Peter Strickland's slow-burning tale of female revenge in deepest Romania impresses with its pared-down storytelling, its eerie visual and aural atmosphere and the ambiguity of its characterizations.

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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

The most striking aspect of a slow, self-consciously poetic film is the complex soundtrack.

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Kevin Maher
Times (UK)

A complex moral terrain and slow-burning tone reminiscent of Pawel Pawlikowski (My Summer of Love) announce the arrival of a genuine film-making talent.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
It's a story about a rape victim seeking vengeance once her husband discovers the fact some 10-11 years after the unfortunate event. While it's not… More
Nicolas Korovessis
A revenge story from Romania with powerful performances (especially from the lead Hilda Peter) and vivid direction of Peter Strickland who additionally utilises… More
Elvira B
<p>From the beginning we know that Katalin Varga is on to something: after her husband discovers that she was raped 10 years ago and that their child is… More
Gordon Anderson
Stunning sound design and unusual settings lift this revenge tale above the crowd, complemented by an electric central performance.