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Szabadgyalog (1981)

Portrait of a young unstable man, unable to find happiness with a woman. Once a factory worker and nurse. Plays the violin, get kicked out of music school. Becomes a disc jockey.

Director:

Béla Tarr

Writer:

Béla Tarr
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Cast

Credited cast:
András Szabó András Szabó ... András
Jolan Fodor Jolan Fodor ... Kata
Imre Donko Imre Donko ... Csotesz
Istvan Bolla Istvan Bolla ... Balázs
Ferenc Jánossy Ferenc Jánossy ... Festõmüvész
Imre Vass Imre Vass ... Egy munkás
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
László Damus László Damus
Katalin Dr. Bacsik Katalin Dr. Bacsik
Józsefné Erdõs Józsefné Erdõs
György Fekete György Fekete
János Gyökér János Gyökér
János Géczi János Géczi
Károly Kisszabó Károly Kisszabó
László Kistamás László Kistamás
László Kurucz László Kurucz
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Portrait of a young unstable man, unable to find happiness with a woman. Once a factory worker and nurse. Plays the violin, get kicked out of music school. Becomes a disc jockey.

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Drama

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Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian | Slovak

Release Date:

28 January 1982 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

L'outsider See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A huge disappointment
9 April 2013 | by amit agarwalSee all my reviews

I guess i was plain unlucky..this is my first Bela Tarr film and I found it virtually unmatchable .But I am not deterred and look fwd to watching his other later work.This film was an exercise in dullness at least for a non hungarian non European like me.The film has not aged well at all and his methods of shooting only extreme closeups was pretty headache inducing.Think Tarr was both lucky and talented to have found backers after this.The story of Angreas who is a musician and his dysfunctional life of playing the violin, working as a nurse and marrying a girl to get dumped by her in a difficult social environment could have been quite interesting but Tarr chooses to make it difficult for us. I was prepared for lack of story but not for a lack of interesting visuals.


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