The Turin Horse (A torinoi lo)
On January 3, 1889 in Turin, Italy, Friedrich Nietzsche steps out of the doorway of number six, Via Carlo Albert. Not far from him, a cab driver is having trouble with a stubborn horse. The horse refuses to move, whereupon the driver loses his patience and takes his whip to it. Nietzsche puts an end to the brutal scene, throwing his arms around the horse's neck, sobbing. After this, he lies motionless and silent for two days on a divan, until he loses consciousness and his mind. Somewhere in the countryside, the driver of the cab lives with his daughter and the horse. Outside, a windstorm rages. Immaculately photographed in Bela Tarr's renowned long takes, THE TURIN HORSE is the final statement from a master filmmaker.
Cast: Erika Bók, János Derzsi, Ricsi, Mihály Kormos
Directed by: Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky
Written by: Béla Tarr, László Krasznahorkai
Running time: 2hr 26min
Opens: Feb 10, 2012 NY
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