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still from Werckmeister harmóniák (Béla Tarr & Agnes Hranitzky, HU/FR/DE 2000)

Werckmeister harmóniák

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Agnes Hranitzky, Béla Tarr / HU, FR, DE, 2000 / 145 min.

Tarr demonstrates that the veneer of human civilization can be wafer-thin inWerckmeister harmóniák, in which a circus comes to a Hungarian provincial town. The locals come under the influence of a mysterious prince who drives the town into a collective frenzy of destruction.

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The citizens gawp at the circus’ side-shows such as the mounted skeleton of a whale and a mysterious ‘Prince’ who tries to control them like a true demagogue. Some citizens fall under his spell, losing their grip on events, others try to make a quick buck in the ensuing chaos.

Details

This movie contains scenes of violencePersons under 6 years must be accompanied by an adult

Director

Agnes Hranitzky, Béla Tarr

Production year

2000

Country

HU, FR, DE

Original title

Werckmeister harmóniák

Length

145 min.

Language

Hungarian

Subtitles

NLD or ENG

Format

DCP

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still from Werckmeister harmóniák (Béla Tarr & Agnes Hranitzky, HU/FR/DE 2000)
still from Werckmeister harmóniák (Béla Tarr & Agnes Hranitzky, HU/FR/DE 2000)
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