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The Turin Horse

A film of long takes and few words, "The Turin Horse" is a mesmerising distillation of Tarr's cinema. It takes its cue from Nietzsche's famous encounter with a mistreated horse in Turin, after which Nietzsche suffered a mental collapse. Tarr's film depicts the aftermath of this seemingly innocuous but destructively profound confrontation. Following a man and his daughter in their daily routine, a bizarre series of disturbing events slowly begin to strip life of its very essence resulting in a terrifying, all-consuming finale... Raw, compelling and emotionally devastating, Bela Tarr's final film is a daringly original and searingly vivid work of artistically precise, philosophically rigorous filmmaking, described by Time Out as "a glorious, terrifying mystery... drills into the core of your soul".

Year: 2011
Genre: Alice's 300 Greatest Films, Drama, Eastern European Cinema, 2013, Martin's Favourites
Country: France, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, USA
Director: Bela Tarr
Starring: Janos Derzsi, Erika Bok, Mihaly Kormos, Ricsi
Duration: 146 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains offensive language
Subtitles: Yes
7.8/10
Location in store: Alice's 300 Greatest Films
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