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Werckmeister harmóniák

Werckmeister harmóniák. Ουγγαρία/Hungary, 2000, μ/α./b&w. Σκην./Dir.: Bela Tarr, Agnes Hranitzky. Σεν./Scr.: Bela Tarr, Lazlo Krazsnahorkai. Φωτ./Cin.: Gabor Medvigy. Μοντ./Ed.: Agnes Hranitzky. Μουσ./Mus.: Mihaly Vig.  Ηθ./Cast: Lars Rudolf, Peter Fitz, Hanna Schygulla, Janos Derzi. Παρ./Prod.: Miklos Szita, Franz Goess. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 145΄.

In a shabby bar in a small Hungarian town, János arranges three drunks as the sun, the earth and the moon to reproduce a solar eclipse. The villagers are fearful of the arrival of a circus traveling with ‘the world’s largest giant whale’ and an appearance of The Prince.


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Maria Fakinou recommends this movie:

fakinou"The Hungarian director sets a cinematic universe with imagery of exquisite aesthetic qualities. Long black and white takes, that resemble paintings, original characters, a respect for pauses and silence, a harmonious integration of the bizarre and the strange in a raw and realistic world. Bela Tarr’s film is both poetic and violent in a subtle, quiet way. In a similar way in which great works of art are imprinted within us.