MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,013 this week

Satantango (1994)
"Sátántangó" (original title)

8.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.6/10 from 5,505 users  
Reviews: 45 user | 47 critic

In a small, dilapidated village in 1990s Hungary, life has come to a virtual stand-still. The Autumn rains have started. A few of the villagers expect to receive a large cash payment that ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (story), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

In a Year of 26 Festivals
| MUBI
DVD Review: 'Gomorrah'
| CineVue

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 17 Oct 2010
 
a list of 30 titles
created 23 Jun 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 30 Jun 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 04 Aug 2011
 
list image
a list of 33 titles
created 12 Dec 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Satantango" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Satantango (1994)

Satantango (1994) on IMDb 8.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Satantango.

User Polls

3 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

This story takes place in a small town on the Hungarian Plain. In a provincial town, which is surrounded with nothing else but frost. It is bitterly cold weather - without snow. Even in ... See full summary »

Directors: Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky
Stars: Lars Rudolph, Peter Fitz, Hanna Schygulla
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A rural farmer is forced to confront the mortality of his faithful horse.

Directors: Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky
Stars: János Derzsi, Erika Bók, Mihály Kormos
Damnation (1988)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A lonely barfly falls in love with a married bar singer.

Director: Béla Tarr
Stars: Gábor Balogh, János Balogh, Péter Breznyik Berg
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

One night Maloin, a switchman at a seaside railway station situated by a ferry harbor, witnesses a terrible event. He is just watching the arrival of the last ferry at night from his ... See full summary »

Directors: Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky
Stars: Miroslav Krobot, Tilda Swinton, Erika Bók
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A large, claustrophobic apartment is the setting for this intense chamber drama. In this dense setting, the inhabitants of the apartment reveal their darkest secrets, fears, obsessions and hostilities.

Director: Béla Tarr
Stars: Hédi Temessy, Erika Bodnár, Miklós B. Székely
Family Nest (1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The breakdown of the relationship of a couple by living in a flat of the husband's parents.

Director: Béla Tarr
Stars: Laszlone Horvath, László Horváth, Gábor Kun
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A husband and wife, drifting apart, reflect on the events leading up to the worst argument of their marriage.

Director: Béla Tarr
Stars: Judit Pogány, Róbert Koltai, Kyri Ambrus
The Outsider (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Béla Tarr
Stars: András Szabó, Jolan Fodor, Imre Donko
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A lonely widowed housewife does her daily chores, takes care of her apartment where she lives with her teenage son, and turns the occasional trick to make ends meet. However, something happens that changes her safe routine.

Director: Chantal Akerman
Stars: Delphine Seyrig, Jan Decorte, Henri Storck
Andrei Rublev (1966)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Stars: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko
City Life (1990)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Directors: Alejandro Agresti, Gábor Altorjay, and 11 more credits »
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Béla Tarr
Stars: Mihály Vig
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mihály Vig ...
Putyi Horváth ...
Petrina (as Dr. Putyi Horváth)
László feLugossy ...
Schmidt
Éva Almássy Albert ...
Schmidtné (as Éva Almási Albert)
János Derzsi ...
Kráner
Irén Szajki ...
Kránerné
Alfréd Járai ...
Halics
Miklós B. Székely ...
Futaki (as Miklós Székely B.)
Erzsébet Gaál ...
Halicsné
György Barkó ...
Iskolaigazgató
Zoltán Kamondi ...
Kocsmáros
Barna Mihók ...
Kerekes
Péter Dobai ...
András Bodnár ...
Horgos Sanyi
Erika Bók ...
Estike
Edit

Storyline

In a small, dilapidated village in 1990s Hungary, life has come to a virtual stand-still. The Autumn rains have started. A few of the villagers expect to receive a large cash payment that evening, and then plan to leave. Some want to abscond earlier with more than their fair share of the money. However they hear that the smooth-talking Irimias, whom they thought had died, is returning. They are apprehensive that he will take all their money in one of his grandiose schemes to keep the community going. Written by Will Gilbert

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

28 April 1994 (Hungary)  »

Also Known As:

Satantango  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Dorka Gryllus visited a friend on the set of Sátántangó, and was impressed by the whole "feeling of film making". It was then, when she decided to be a film actress - and in a few years, she became a famous Hungarian actress. See more »

Quotes

Futaki: I shouldn't drink. When I do I keep thinking of coffins.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Debridement of Rome (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Beautiful 7.5 hour black and white film of muddy country side
22 June 2000 | by (brasilia, brasil) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at a Bela Taar festival and I remember it having 3 or 4 breaks because it was so long. But it was worth it. I am constantly remembering the images from this piece, I don´t even remember the exact story, but the images, the sequences, were just lovely. If you ever have a chance to see this film projected, take it. Don´t worry if you can´t sit through the whole thing, just see some of it, you won´t forget it. Marvelous long takes, wonderful characters. That first scene with the tracking shot of the cows and the two guys walking down the street with the garbage blowing in the wind around them. Wonderful black and white film. I advise all cat lovers to stay away. Bela Taar is one of the best.


53 of 70 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
about the cat... Motion-Picture-Extremism
Other 'visually beautfiul' films? mmeerrtt
Sooooo boring kamarnut
Where can I find this film? desh79
What DVD should I buy? Goldmund1710
Screenings? Video? ColeSear
Discuss Satantango (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?