2011 | Germany, United States, France, Hungary, Switzerland | Color | 146 min.
In Turin on January 3, 1889, Friedrich Nietzsche steps out of the doorway of number six, Via Carlo Albert. Not far from him, the driver of a hansom cab is having trouble with a stubborn horse. Despite all his urging, the horse refuses to move, whereupon the driver loses his patience and whips it. Nietzsche comes up to the throng and puts an end to the brutal scene, throwing his arms around the horse?s neck and sobbing. His landlord takes him home, where he lies motionless and silent for two days on a couch until he mutters his last words. He goes on to live for another 10 years, silent and demented, cared for by his mother and sisters. “We do not know what happened to the horse”. These are Béla Tarr’s introductory words at the beginning of his film, which picks up the narrative immediately after these events, and is a meticulous description of the life of the driver of the hansom cab, his daughter and the horse.
Direction: Hranitzky, Ágnes | Tarr, Béla
Script: Krasznahorkai, László | Tarr, Béla
Country: Germany, United States, France, Hungary, Switzerland
Production: Téni, Gábor
Production Company: Tt Filmmûhely
Photography: Kelemen, Fred
Edition: Hranitzky, ágnes
Music: Vig, Mihály
Cast: Bók, Erika | Derzsi, János | Kormos, Mihály | Ricsi, Ricsi
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