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The Turin Horse -- A rural farmer is forced to confront the mortality of his faithful horse.

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Directors:
Writers:
László Krasznahorkai (screenplay)
Béla Tarr (screenplay)
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Release Date:
31 March 2011 (Hungary) See more »
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A rural farmer is forced to confront the mortality of his faithful horse. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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7 wins & 11 nominations See more »
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Brilliant final(?) film for Tarr See more (41 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
János Derzsi ... Ohlsdorfer
Erika Bók ... Ohlsdorfer's daughter
Mihály Kormos ... Bernhard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ricsi ... Horse
Mihály Ráday ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Béla Tarr 
Ágnes Hranitzky (co-director)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
László Krasznahorkai  screenplay
Béla Tarr  screenplay

Produced by
Martin Hagemann .... producer
Juliette Lepoutre .... producer
Marie-Pierre Macia .... producer
Elizabeth Redleaf .... executive producer
Mike S. Ryan .... executive producer
Gábor Téni .... producer
Ruth Waldburger .... producer
Christine K. Walker .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mihály Vig 
 
Cinematography by
Fred Kelemen 
 
Film Editing by
Ágnes Hranitzky 
 
Production Management
Kata Czigler .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yann-Eryl Mer .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Nick Biscardi .... commentary re-recordist
János Csáki .... sound recordist
Csaba Erös .... sound recordist
Gábor ifj. Erdélyi .... sound mixer
Gábor ifj. Erdélyi .... supervising sound editor
István Pergel .... sound recordist
Drew Weir .... voice recordist
 
Special Effects by
Zoltán Pataki .... special effects technician
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tilman Büttner .... steadicam operator
Miklós Hajdu .... gaffer
Zsolt Jámbor .... grip
Tamás Jánossa .... "a"camera focus puller
Marcus Pohlus .... steadicam operator
Gábor Szeles .... best boy
 
Editorial Department
Donovan Kosters .... dcp mastering
László Kovács .... colorist
Judit Szép .... film grader
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"A torinói ló" - Hungary (original title)
"Nietzsche's Horse" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
146 min
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
After the opening monologue, there is no dialogue until 20 minutes into the film.See more »
Quotes:
Bernhard:Theirs is the moment... nature, infinite silence.See more »

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35 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant final(?) film for Tarr, 30 December 2011
Author: Martin Teller from Portland OR

I can't organize my thoughts so I'm just going to spill them out and sort them out some other time. Although it is a shame (a tragedy) that Bela Tarr will make no more films after this, but perhaps it is a fitting end. A farmer (we assume... he has a horse but it's unclear exactly how he makes a living, if he does at all) and his daughter trudge joylessly through their monotonous routine. Getting dressed, schlepping water from the well, eating a meal of simply boiled potatoes, and for relaxation, staring out the window. Over the course of 6 days, we see -- in a manner mildly reminiscent of JEANNE DIELMAN -- the routine start to break down as some sort of vague apocalypse seems to be descending upon them. Life, what little is left of it, is draining out of the world. A neighbor delivers a monologue about the degradation of humanity, how the good people have quietly faded away while the rest debase everything they touch. A wandering pack of gypsies leaves the daughter ("eyes of the devil") a religious text. Is it these two particular people who are doomed, or being judged? Or all of mankind? Tarr, as usual, not only doesn't give answers, he doesn't even let you know if he's asking the question.

Which is to say, if you loved any of Tarr's previous four films, you will probably love this one, although it is his bleakest. The cinematography is, as one would expect, jaw-droppingly rich. From the opening shot of the horse defining the word "struggle", to Ohlsdorfer's sunken, skull-like eyes, to the spine-chilling image of the daughter's beaten-down face staring out the window, the film is loaded with stark, gorgeous, unforgettable visions. Mihaly Vig once again submits an incredible score, a funereal dirge that shares the soundtrack with the incessant howling wind. Tarr's films have a tactile effect, and here you can truly feel the bitter cold of the landscape and the house that surely does little to protect its occupants from the elements.

It's a haunting film, and perhaps Tarr's most difficult... although only a third the length of SATANTANGO, the repetitiveness gives it less forward momentum. But it completely worked its way under my skin. It's mesmerizing, thought-provoking, breathtaking. If Tarr makes another film, I'll be thrilled, but if he doesn't, at least he's left me some of the greatest works of art I've ever seen.

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