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In Turn, Italy, on January 3, 1889, Friedrich Nietzsche witnesses a cab driver struggling with a stubborn horse. The cab driver eventually loses patience with the unmovable horse and whips it. Nietzsche rescues the horse, sobbing, and then lies without moving or speaking for two days until he falls into a coma and loses his mind. The cab driver lives with his daughter and horse in the countryside as a windstorm attacks the country.
Bela Tarr is one of the most renowned and ingenious filmmakers of our time, and his portrait of finality, impeccably filmed and luxuriously presented, is made up of only 30 long, gorgeous takes. Submitted as Hungary's official submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, THE TURIN HORSE is a legitimate masterpiece from a true auteur. (Meredith Borders)
"A sumptuous masterpiece by one of the greatest moviemakers of all time."--V.A. Musetto, NEW YORK POST
"Displays Mr. Tarr's uncompromising, atavistic commitment to darkness, difficulty and lapidary pictorial sublimity."--A.O. Scott, NEW YORK TIMES
The Turin Horse is an absolute vision, masterly and enveloping in a way that less personal, more conventional movies are not. The film doesn't seduce; it commands."--Mark Jenkins, NPR
"Astonishingly powerful on its own uncompromising terms."--Scott Tobias, AV CLUB
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