Natural Light

A dark, “down in the mud” thriller through swamps and pale landscapes. It is the main character István Semetka who is “the natural light” in this war film. He is a simple Hungarian farmer who is in the occupied Soviet Union during World War II. During the war, he is a lieutenant in a special unit that hunts for partisan groups. On his way to a remote village, his troop falls under enemy fire. When the boss is killed, Semetka must overcome the fear and take command of the unit when he is dragged into a chaos that he can not control. The film consists of aesthetically depressing and striking images that bring out the realism of war through mud, dirty clothes and frozen feet.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Természetes fény
  • Director
    Dénes Nagy
  • Producer
    Melanie Blocksdorf, Caroline Piras, Marcell Gerö, Sára László, Inese Boka-Grūbe
  • Writers
    Nagy Dénes
  • Photo
    Tamás Dobos
  • Actors
    Ferenc Szabó, Tamás Garbacz, László Bajkó
  • Playtime
    1 h 43 min
  • Year
    2021
  • Country
    Hungary
  • Age limit
    15 years
  • Production
    Campfilm
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment