Viktoria – a tale of
grace and greed

She's hoping to make big money in Zurich. That for, Viktoria leaves her home in Budapest. Every night she finds herself standing  in the pale light of street lamps waiting for customers, which she satisfies in their cars on dark parking lots. She fights her disgust by

thinking about what she's going to do with all the money back home. Despite her unpleasant situation within a world of violence  and easy sex, she's also able to find love and friendship - and herself. 

Basic Information

Feature Film / Switzerland / Hungary / 88 min / 2013


Producer               Simon Hesse & Valentin Greutert
Director                Men Lareida
Writer. Anna Maros & Men Lareida
DOP                    Marco Barberi
Original score       Michael Kalt
Editor                    Claudio Cea

main CAST

Viktoria                Franciska Farkas
Blondie                 Angola Stefanovics
Junior                 Zsolt Nagy
Marina                 Erika Pölöskey


Hesse Film GmbH

production information

A HesseGreutert Film Production

Supported by:

Bundesamt für Kultur BAK / Zürcher Filmstiftung Kulturfonds Suissimage / Succès Cinema / Succès Zürich Focal / Ernst Göhner Stiftung / Migros-Kulturprozent


Wettbewerb Max Ophüls Preis 2014 / Locarno Film Festival 2014 / Solothurner Filmtage 2014 and many more


Festivals Regiepreis am Filmfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern