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A nun without a heart, a dissected unknown person, a murdered tailor. Workers are renovating the Dominican Church's walls when the wall collapses. Through the gaping hole, an ancient staircase leads to a chamber of secrets. The local priest and curators dare to descend into the long-forgotten crypt, where 264 dusty and cobwebbed coffins lie hidden in the depths. The biggest shock is opening the coffins and finding not skeletons but mummified bodies. Babies, women, and men in elaborate dresses and lace eye patches. The researchers begin to investigate. How could the bodies have survived so intact? Who were they? What did they die of? The adventure continues across two timelines. The movie transports the viewer back to the 18th century, where, as it turns out, the fates of the mummies are intertwined. Murder, secret love, and deadly disease are tied together in a present-day investigation. It is only at the end of the story that the solution is solved when the threads come together as a result of the study. Mysticism, secrets, mummies.

  • Mónika Stefán Kiss
  • Balázs Maruszki
  • Mónika Stefán Kiss
  • Mónika Stefán Kiss
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  • Genres:
    thriller, history
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 9 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2023
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  • Language:
    English, Hungarian
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Director Biography - Mónika Stefán Kiss

Manufacturer: Real Pictures Ltd

Producer-Director: Mónika Kiss Stefán

2011- Owner of Real Pictures Ltd
2002-2007 Duna Television, editor-reporter

Award-winning and outstanding projects in recent years

2023 Memento mori - The Legend of Vác, adventure movie
2022 Batthyány- László Strattmann, documentary
2021 Familiar Faces- A Blood of One, portrait film
2020 Trianon clip series
2020 Mohács I-II, educational film
2020-2022 In the Footsteps of Explorers I-II, educational series
2019 Heirs of Attila, educational film
2018 Csík band, portrait film
2017 The 100-year-old teacher legend, portrait film
2017 Bronze Age Mysteries, educational film
2016 The face of Semmelweis, educational film


X. Savaria Filmszemle, 1st place in the fiction category for the film "Memento mori - The Legend of Vác".


Lakitelek Film Week, Special prize of the Ministry of Defence, "Heirs of Attila".

Award: The Special Prize of the Szeged Academic Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences for "Mummies in focus" and "Attila's heirs".

The film "The Heirs of Attila" by Real Pictures represented Hungary at the Archaeological Film Festival in Serbia.


The series "In Search of the Explorers" was launched on M5 channel. It has now completed its 2nd season. The films focus on renowned research institutes, Hungarian museums, renowned researchers and experts. The themes are about the origins of the Hungarian people, the history of Hungary, and the wonders of natural science, innovations, the essence of innovation and discoveries.


The portrait film on the 30-year-old "Csík band" won a special prize at the Lakitelek Film Festival.


The film "Bronze Age Mysteries" represented Hungary at the Archaeological Film Festival in Serbia.


Egri József International Film Festival: "The Face of Semmelweis" 1st place
Seven Hills Film Festival: "The Face of Semmelweis" third place
Göcsej Filmszemle: "The Face of Semmelweis" 2nd place

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