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Bela Tarr y su equipo ofrecen un potente reflejo reflexivo de una suerte de fin de mundo absolutamente alejado de cualquier épica. Música, cinematografía y un monólogo hipnotizantes.
Awesome movie. Explores the troubles that human existence face
Bela Tarr's final film rewards the patient and will infuriate many. In a post-apocalyptic Beckettian landscape blighted by an unremitting gale a father and daughter survive on a diet of boiled potatoes and hard liquor. Their only visitors demand drink and steal water from the well. Their horse stops eating. Tarr records these small events in long monochrome takes, finding interest in the tiniest detail. Testing, occasionally infuriating, but mostly riveting.
The Turin Horse is a fittingly pessimistic end to the career of Bela Tarr whose work has come to be defined by its bleak portrayal of the simple act of living, showcased brilliantly in the unrelenting 150 minutes of The Turin Horse.
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Bleak and melancholic which is the usual Bela Tarr trademark. This movie is another of his epics watching which a viewer undergoes a tremendous experience, it's like he lives those 5 days depicted in the movie with the characters. The philosophical context may be somewhat debatable, of course, but that is the point, to make an argument; and still this is an impressive and heavy message. To paraphrase one of the characters thoughts, they've definitely debased and ruined all.
Unfortunately the movie runs in a very much slow pace, considering how typical this is for art-foreign films, and not even its amazing visuals and style can help an empty story, especially considering the overall odd direction it takes, making the viewer thinking at first about a profound Nietzsche biopic, in regard of his last days alive, but becoming something else, although interesting at moments, in the end, playing just weird.
The opening scene is sensational but the rest if the film is a downcast and depressing descent into boredom and hell. The strings playing throughout are sombre as well. One for the arty types but painful viewing for everyone else.
I don't think that most people will enjoy this movie, but I loved the slow deliberate pace and that it was black and white. I am not exactly certain what the movie is trying to say. The dressing scenes were strange, but I was transfixed by this film.