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The Turin Horse (2011)

A torinói ló (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 31 March 2011 (Hungary)
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A rural farmer is forced to confront the mortality of his faithful horse.

Directors:

Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky (co-director)

Writers:

László Krasznahorkai (screenplay), Béla Tarr (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
János Derzsi ... Ohlsdorfer
Erika Bók ... Ohlsdorfer's daughter
Mihály Kormos ... Bernhard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ricsi Ricsi ... Horse
Mihály Ráday Mihály Ráday ... Narrator (voice)
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1889. German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche witnessed the whipping of a horse while traveling in Turin, Italy. He tossed his arms around the horse's neck to protect it then collapsed to the ground. In less than one month, Nietzsche would be diagnosed with a serious mental illness that would make him bed-ridden and speechless for the next eleven years until his death. But whatever did happen to the horse? This film, which is Tarr's last, follows up this question in a fictionalized story of what occurred. The man who whipped the horse is a rural farmer who makes his living taking on carting jobs into the city with his horse-drawn cart. The horse is old and in very poor health, but does its best to obey its master's commands. The farmer and his daughter must come to the understanding that it will be unable to go on sustaining their livelihoods. The dying of the horse is the foundation of this tragic tale. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

Hungary's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

Quotes

Bernhard: Theirs is the moment... nature, infinite silence.
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Potatoes
2 February 2019 | by fat-thor-163-288906See all my reviews

The way in which the characters eat their potatoes is fascinating. I'll never look at a potato the same.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

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Language:

Hungarian | German

Release Date:

31 March 2011 (Hungary) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,145, 12 February 2012

Gross USA:

$56,391

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$162,088
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Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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