The Outsider (Szabadgyalog) (1981)

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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.

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

Apr 7, 2011 | Full Review…

Because of its slim narrative and relatively unsympathetic protagonist The Outsider is probably the weakest of Tarr's films.

Apr 7, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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

Apr 7, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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