Trust Film Sales of Denmark has confirmed it is handling international sales for Hungarian film The Investigator.

Trust CEO Rikke Ennis told that the company is aiming for a major festival release later this year.

Attila Gigor's film won five awards at Hungarian Film Week in February, including Best Actor for Zsolt Anger, Best Editing and Best Screenplay.

The film tells the story of a coroner who agrees to murder a man in order to pay for his mother's cancer treatment.

Although the plot immediately evokes Serbian drama The Trap (2007), Ennis says The Investigator will distinguish itself through its droll and often macabre humour.

'Audiences like to cry and laugh at the same time,' Ennis said. 'You can laugh and at the same time there's a heavy message.'

Ennis said that she actually encountered the project in its development stage and, based on what she thought was an 'amazing' script, decided to pick it up.