The Turin Horse
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On January 3, 1889 in Turin, Italy, Friedrich Nietzsche steps out of the doorway of number six, Via Carlo Albert. Not far from him, a cab driver is having trouble with a stubborn horse. The horse refuses to move, whereupon the driver loses his patience and takes his whip to it. Nietzsche puts an end to the brutal scene, throwing his arms around the horse’s neck, sobbing. After this, he lies motionless and silent for two days on a divan, until he loses consciousness and his mind. Somewhere in the countryside, the driver of the cab lives with his daughter and the horse. Outside, a windstorm rages. Immaculately photographed in Tarr’s renowned long takes, The Turin Horse is the final statement from a master filmmaker.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 48
- Fresh: 42
- Rotten: 6
- Average Rating: 8.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Displays Mr. Tarr's uncompromising, atavistic commitment to darkness, difficulty and lapidary pictorial sublimity.
Fresh: Starkly beautiful and exceedingly demanding, "The Turin Horse," which Hungarian master Bela Tarr has said will be his last film, is both easy and impossible to define.
Fresh: Tarr, who is only 56, claims The Turin Horse as his last film, and it's hard to imagine a follow-up.
Fresh: 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.
Stunning visual and sound
One should be paid to watch this! I made it to the 47 min mark out of 2 and 1/2 hours and was completely annoyed .
a most beautiful and truthful film.
there is no need for Hollywood, and this film affirms that.