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Satantango (1994) More at IMDbPro »Sátántangó (original title)


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28 April 1994 (Hungary) See more »
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A short movie which lasts 7.5 hours See more (45 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
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 B. Székely ... Futaki (as Miklós Székely B.)
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

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)
Zoltán Gulyás Kiss .... stunt arranger (uncredited)
Krisztian Kery .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Elõd Kürtös .... gaffer
Zsigmond Molcsány .... gaffer (as Zsigmund Molcsán)
Tamás Nyerges .... steadicam operator
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
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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450 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Futaki:I shouldn't drink. When I do I keep thinking of coffins.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Elephant (2003)See more »


Is "Sátántangó" based on a novel?
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46 out of 61 people found the following review useful.
A short movie which lasts 7.5 hours, 25 November 2004
Author: zsengezsolt from Budapest, Hungary

This is one of the greatest movies I've seen, as the film is not boring and tiring during more than seven hours. The beautiful long shots about this deserted country-side and it's people are so rich, that they crucially contribute to the understanding of the story. When we see somebody walking for ten minutes in the forest we have the possibility to know all his/her life. In order to understand the plot it's not enough to listen to dialogues and pay attention to the classical narrative elements. You have to contemplate and study every image, the gestures, the cloth, the environment. The long shots allow also us also to include in the film's perception our own experiences of the world. We understand the events based on our own experiences: we have the time to remember what is it like walking in mud, touching a cat, etc. If you let yourself taught by director Béla Tarr, your perception will change in 1 or 2 hours, and you will be able to feel and understand images much more deeper than before. Don't miss it!

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