The Turin Horse

The Turin Horse

Director: Béla Tarr Cast: Janos Derzsi, Erika Bok, Mihály Kormos


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Two people struggle to make the best of a bleak existence in this powerful, deliberately paced drama. An elderly man (Janos Derzsi) shares a cottage with his daughter (Erika Bok) in a sparsely populated village plagued by constant windstorms. While the man tries to scrape together a living using his horse to haul things, the animal is growing old and feeble and refuses to cooperate. Stuck at home, the man performs what chores he can still do now that he's lost the use of one arm, and except for rare passers-by, the man and his daughter have no contact with the outside world and rarely speak, their days punctuated by the same dinner of boiled potatoes every evening. When the well on their property goes dry, the two set out to find a better life elsewhere, but fate offers no respite from a grim march towards mortality. A Torinoi Lo (aka The Turin Horse) was directed by the celebrated Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr in collaboration with his editor and spouse Agnes Hranitzky; shortly before the film was released, Tarr announced that this was to be his final project as a director.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/17/2012
UPC: 0881164000514
Original Release: 2011
Rating: NR
Source: Cinema Guild
Time: 2:23:00
Sales rank: 36,260

Special Features

Hotel Magnezit (1978, 12 Minutes), a short film by Béla Tarr; Audio Commentary by film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum; Press Conference with Béla Tarr, Co-Director Ágnes Hranitzky; actors Mihály Kormos, Erika Bók, and János Derszi; Director of Photography Fred Kelemen; Composer Míhaly Vig; and Co-Producer Gábor Téni from the Berlin Film Festival (2011, 49 Minutes); ; Theatrical Trailer; Booklet featuring "Brute Existence: The Turin Horse" an essay by Film Critic J. Hoberman

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Janos Derzsi Ohlsdorfer
Erika Bok Ohlsdorfer's Daughter
Mihály Kormos Bernhard
Ricsi Horse

Technical Credits
Béla Tarr Director,Screenwriter
Martin Hagemann Producer
Ágnes Hranitzky Editor
Sandor Kallay Production Designer
Fred Kelemen Cinematographer
László Krasznahorkai Screenwriter
Juliette Lepoutre Producer
Marie-Pierre Macia Producer
Elizabeth Redleaf Executive Producer
Gabor Teni Producer
Mihály Vig Score Composer
Ruth Waldburger Producer
Christine Kunewa Walker Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Turin Horse
1. Scene 1 [:14]
2. Scene 2 [3:09]
3. Scene 3 [10:33]
4. Scene 4 [12:15]
5. Scene 5 [5:24]
6. Scene 6 [16:17]
7. Scene 7 [14:27]
8. Scene 8 [7:38]
9. Scene 9 [11:28]
10. Scene 10 [17:08]
11. Scene 11 [2:26]
12. Scene 12 [13:08]
13. Scene 13 [14:28]
14. Scene 14 [12:38]

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