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The Outsider (Szabadgyalog) (1981)

The Outsider (Szabadgyalog)





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Andras (Andras Szabo, who also wrote the film's musical score) is utterly directionless in his life. After quitting his job at a nursing home, he latches onto a dead-end factory job. Digging an even deeper hole for himself, Andras then marries a woman he doesn't really love, although he's fathered a child by another. His only form of escape is the music, dancing and drinking in which he drowns himself at a local tavern. Bela Tarr directs.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Bela Tarr
On DVD: Jun 28, 2005


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Critic Reviews for The Outsider (Szabadgyalog)

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Much of the film is shot in close-ups, making for a stark oppressiveness.

Full Review… | April 7, 2011
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Because of its slim narrative and relatively unsympathetic protagonist The Outsider is probably the weakest of Tarr's films.

Full Review… | April 7, 2011

Brilliantly catches the faces of these fringe members of Budapest society, leaving a striking impression of the disenfranchised.

Full Review… | April 7, 2011
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Audience Reviews for The Outsider (Szabadgyalog)

A young slacker type uses music to escape his economic problems. I don't mind Tarr's early socio-realist movies, even though (like Polanski and Kieslowski and other Eastern Bloc types) his work improves as his artistic sensibilities mature. There's not a whole lot to this movie, but it's very watchable with good performances, good dialogue, and good music.

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