Director: Béla Tarr
Cast: János Derzsi, Erika Bók
Hungary, France, Germany, Switzerland, USA 2011 | Black & White | 146mins
Avaliable on: DVD
Raw, compelling and emotionally devastating. Bela Tarr's final film is a daringly original and seemingly vivid work of artistically precise, philosophically rigorous filmmaking that has left audiences the world over gasping for breath. Taking its cue from Nietsche's famous encounter with a mistreated horse on Via Carlo Alberto, it depicts the aftermath of this seemingly innocuous but destructively profound confrontation. Following a man and his daughter in their daily routine, a bizarre series of disturbing events slowly begin to strip life of its very essence resulting in a terrifying, all-consuming finale.