Budapest Reporter | Jul 27, 2021 | 0
Made in Hungary – Inferno
Inferno (2016) is the third and final installment in the Robert Langdon film series. Starring Tom Hanks, reprising his role as Langdon, alongside Felicity Jones as Dr. Sienna Brooks, Omar Sy, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Foster, and Iffran Khan. Even though not the whole movie, but the majority of it was shot in Budapest, and many beautiful interior and exterior shots came out in the end. In some cases, viewers with sharp eyes are the ones who can notice the Budapest locations, but some are pretty obvious for the Hungarian eye.
Harvard University professor Robert Langdon awakens in a hospital room in Florence, Italy, with no memory of what has transpired over the last few days, but being plagued with hellish visions. Dr. Sienna Brooks, the doctor tending to him, reveals that he is suffering from amnesia as a result of a bullet wound to the head. An orderly says the police are there to question Langdon but the officer turns out to be Vayentha, an assassin, who shoots the orderly while coming up the hallway. Brooks helps Langdon to escape, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.
As written above, a huge part of the movie was shot in Budapest, especially in Korda Studios. In the movie, Langdon has disturbing visions. Masked, deformed, disfigured faces walk the city, evoking Dante’s God’s Comedy’s first location, Hell. These were recorded at Andrássy Avenue and The Opera House. At Gutenberg Square –where Tom Hanks is running in his hospital gown- is where they have shot the hospital escape scenes. Also, Liszt Ferenc Airport’s Terminal 1 appears in the movie. Some other locations are Keleti Railway Station, Ethnographic Museum of Budapest, Kiscelli Museum, and Fővám Square.
Hungarian actors, Gábor Nagypál, Attila C. Árpa, and Kata Sarbó appeared in the movie. The biggest role belongs to Gábor, who told Index.hu: „I had to try and choke Tom Hanks into the water for three days. The first day we were in the pool for 9 hours, and when I came out, my phone’s fingerprint reader couldn’t read my finger. The movie was released on October 8, 2016, in Florence, and October 28, 2016, in the US.