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Release Date:
28 April 1994 (Hungary) See more »
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In a small, dilapidated village in 1990s Hungary, life has come to a virtual stand-still. The Autumn rains have started... See more » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins See more »
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Nearly eight hours of pure bliss See more (44 total) »

Cast

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Mihály Vig ... Irimiás
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 Székely B. ... Futaki
Erzsébet Gaál ... Halicsné
György Barkó ... Iskolaigazgató
Zoltán Kamondi ... Kocsmáros
Barna Mihók ... Kerekes
Péter Dobai ... Százados
András Bodnár ... Horgos Sanyi
Erika Bók ... Estike
Peter Berling ... Orvos
Ica Bojár ... Horgosné
Gyula Pauer
Ernõ Mihályi
Mihály Kormos
András Fekete
Andor Simai
István Juhász ... Kelemen
Ferenc Kállai ... Orvos (voice: Hungary)
Katalin Krizsánné Kovács
Mihály Ráday ... Narrator (voice)
Vilmosné Pataki
Mária Borbély
Kati Makrányi
Zsuzsa Fodor
Beatrix Jeszensky
Rita Deák Varga
Frigyes Hollósi (as Frigyes Hollósy)
Ágnes Kamondy
Kína Vetõ
Mia Santamaria
József Kresinka
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Directed by
Béla Tarr 
 
Writing credits
László Krasznahorkai (novel "Sátántangó")

Mihály Vig (story) &
Péter Dobai (story) &
Barna Mihók (story)

László Krasznahorkai (screenplay) &
Béla Tarr (screenplay)

Produced by
György Fehér .... producer
Joachim von Vietinghoff .... producer
Ruth Waldburger .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mihály Vig 
 
Cinematography by
Gábor Medvigy 
 
Film Editing by
Ágnes Hranitzky 
 
Production Design by
Sándor Kállay 
 
Set Decoration by
Sándor Katona 
Béla Zsolt Tóth 
 
Costume Design by
János Breckl 
Gyula Pauer 
 
Production Management
Tibor Dimény .... production manager (uncredited)
Gábor Koncz .... production manager (uncredited)
Gábor Téni .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Zoltán Gazsi .... assistant director
János Hollós .... assistant director
Ágnes Hranitzky .... associate director
András Kécza .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Gyula Pauer .... art consultant
Béla Tarr .... visual concept
 
Sound Department
József Kardos .... sound recordist
György Kovács .... production sound mixer
István Pergel .... sound recordist (as István Perger)
Csaba Erös .... sound recordist (uncredited)
György Kovács .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Lajos Ledniczky .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Péter Pásztorfi .... special effects technician (as Péter Pásztorffy)
 
Stunts
Zoltán Gulyás Kiss .... stunt arranger (uncredited)
Krisztian Kery .... utility stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Elõd Kürtös .... gaffer
Zsigmond Molcsány .... gaffer (as Zsigmund Molcsán)
Tamas Nyerges .... steadicam operator (as Tamás Nyerges)
László Ramm .... camera operator
Atilla Szucs Sr. .... grip (as Attila Szûcs)
András Tóth .... grip
János Tóth .... grip
István Õsz .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
András Bederna .... color grader
 
Music Department
András Nyerges .... music recordist
 
Other crew
József Bagyura .... production assistant
Mária Csapó .... production assistant
Melinda Csönge .... production assistant
Csaba Erös .... production assistant (as Csaba Erõss)
Csaba Hagen .... production assistant (as Csaba Hágen)
Mónika Hajnal .... production assistant
Mari Havasi .... production assistant (as Mária Havasi)
Péter Hermann .... production assistant
Beáta Hoffmann .... production assistant (as Beáta Hoffman)
Ferenc Hábetler .... production assistant
Brigitta Kajdácsi .... production assistant
Szilvia Kovács .... production assistant
Lajos Ledniczky .... production assistant
Erzsébet Lesetár .... production assistant
József Mezö .... production assistant (as József Mezõ)
Sándor Mátrai .... production assistant
Tamás Oláh .... production assistant
Tibor Oláh .... production assistant
Gyula Peterdy .... production assistant (as Gyula Peterdi)
Ferenc Simkó .... production assistant
Róbert Szabó .... production assistant
Éva Szentandrási .... production assistant
József Trombitás .... production assistant
Ferenc Török .... production assistant
Gyula Velez .... production assistant
Gyula Zámbó .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Alf Bold .... dedicatee
Tibor Dimény .... special thanks
Gábor Koncz .... special thanks
Marcell Merza .... special thanks
Ernõ Mihályi .... special thanks
Tibor Orosz .... special thanks
Ulrich Ströhle .... special thanks
Sándor Sõth .... special thanks
Gábor Téni .... special thanks
Klári Téni .... with the support of
László Vincze .... with the support of
Karin Wegmann .... special thanks
Katalin Óvári .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sátántangó" - Hungary (original title)
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Runtime:
450 min
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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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 »
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Futaki:I shouldn't drink. When I do I keep thinking of coffins.See more »
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Is "Sátántangó" based on a novel?
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59 out of 77 people found the following review useful.
Nearly eight hours of pure bliss, 29 January 2006
Author: Matthias Heuermann (mheuermann@web.de) from Berlin, Germany

This is my favorite film of all time and its such a pity that it gets screened so rarely, but who can blame the cinemas as not too many people are prepared to take Tarr's advice and call in sick in order to spend eight hours at the movies instead of going to work. Also, I reckon this is one of the very few films you actually have to see on a big screen, so even if it was available on DVD, it wouldn't do much good. I've seen it three times so far and I got blown away every single time. So I really urge you to give it a go if this epic masterpiece comes anywhere near you. First time I saw it was on the Berlin Film Festival in 94 and I have to admit I wasn't really prepared to sit through the whole thing, but after three hours I was completely hooked and when the credits finally rolled in, I was rather sad that it was over. I would have liked to spend another few hours in this strange and compelling world. OK, the plot in itself is kinda depressing and bearing in mind that it runs for so many hours, not that much happens, but to complain about the absence of jolly dialog and action packed stunts would be completely beside the point. You just have to be willing to go along with Tarr's approach and once you accept that storytelling here is a bit different to what you are used to, the whole thing it is more exciting, entertaining and gripping than everything you've ever seen. Tarr's main achievement in my view is that he creates a completely new form of imagery and its so utterly convincing that I still wonder why it never caught on big time. Instead of editing the takes into a scene during post production, he shots almost everything in one go with the help of a steady cam. As the takes are as long as 7 minutes (just a spirited guess, I never timed them) and involve occasionally more than 9 actors its just utterly amazing how Tarr choreographs actors and camera in a way that it seems perfectly natural and you get to see exactly what you need to see. Well its pretty hard to explain if you haven't seen it as it really is so different from everything else. What can I tell you? Every single frame is aesthetically a revelation, thus making this an utter delight from start to finish. I could harp on endlessly about why I love this film so much. About the absolutely convincing atmosphere, the great acting, the inventive use of lighting, how the story unfolds, the subtle use of humor, but as it is with all great love affairs, words fail to even hint at the magnificence of Sátántangó. Go, see and believe.

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