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still from Sátántangó (Béla Tarr, HU 1994)

Sátántangó

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Béla Tarr / HU, DE, CH, 1994 / 439 min.

This symphony in black and white is a triumph of visual storytelling. Béla Tarr’s seven-and-a half-hour magnum opus follows the inhabitants of a Hungarian village after the fall of Communism. Alcohol, more alcohol and the rumour that the dead have risen seize the minds of the villagers. Eye has re-released the master filmmaker’s classic.

poster Sátántangó (Béla Tarr, HU 1994)

Tarr made his trilogy Satan’s Tango, Damnation (1988) and Werckmeister harmóniák (2000) in collaboration with the Hungarian novelist and screenwriter László Krasznahorkai.

‘A dark, funny, apocalyptic allegory’ (Variety)

At Béla Tarr's request, the intermissions are short in order to take the viewer out of the film as little as possible. After 137 minutes there is a 20-minute break. The second part is 125 minutes long, followed by a 30-minute intermission. The remaining part then lasts another 177 minutes.

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Scenes from this movie may cause fearThis movie contains scenes of violenceThis movie contains scenes with alcohol and/or drug usePersons under 12 years must be accompanied by an adultThis movie contains foul language

Director

Béla Tarr

Production year

1994

Country

HU, DE, CH

Original title

Sátántangó

Length

439 min.

Language

Hungarian

Subtitles

NLD or ENG

Format

DCP

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still from Sátántangó (Béla Tarr, HU 1994)
still from Sátántangó (Béla Tarr, HU 1994)

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