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A film by Béla Tarr

2011 / Hungary / 149 min / 1.66:1 / NR
Hungarian Dolby Digital 5.1 / English subtitles


    On January 3, 1889 in Turin, Italy, Friedrich Nietzsche steps out of the doorway of number six, Via Carlo Albert. Not far from him, a cab driver is having trouble with a stubborn horse. The horse refuses to move, whereupon the driver loses his patience and takes his whip to it. Nietzsche puts an end to the brutal scene, throwing his arms around the horse's neck, sobbing. After this, he lies motionless and silent for two days on a divan, until he loses consciousness and his mind. Somewhere in the countryside, the driver of the cab lives with his daughter and the horse. Outside, a windstorm rages. Immaculately photographed in Tarr's renowned long takes, The Turin Horse is the final statement from a master filmmaker.

    Special Features

    · "Hotel Magnezit" (1978, 10 minutes), a short film by Béla Tarr
    · Audio Commentary by film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum
    · Press Conference with Béla Tarr, co-director Ágnes Hranitzky; actors Mihály Kormos,
      Erika Bók, and János Derzsi; director of photography Fred Kelemen; composer Mihály Vig;
      and co-producer Gábor Téni from the 2011 Berlin Film Festival (45 minutes)
    · Theatrical Trailer
    · Booklet featuring Brute Existence: The Turin Horse an essay by film critic J. Hoberman

    Film Reviews

    "An auteurist triumph."
    Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

    "Mesmerizing. A majestic film."
    Edward Lawrenson, Film Quarterly