The Outsider is the second feature film from Hungarian director Bela Tarr (Werckmeister Harmonies). The story is set in a small provincial town and it follows the tribulations of Andras Szabo, a young violin player and heavy drinker that has no control of his own life; he has been kicked out of most of the jobs he has held. The film opens with Andras working as a nurse in a mental hospital, from where he is later discharged because he is found drunk with a patient. The film revolves around Andreas’ marriage to his wife. She is after security; a regular life. Andreas, however, is unable to provide that certainty and stability. —www.icine.com.au
Born in 1955, Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr began making amateur films at the age of 16, later working as caretaker at a national House for Culture and Recreation. His amateur work brought him to the attention of the Bela Balazs Studios (named in honor of the Hungarian cinema theorist), which helped fund Tarr’s 1979 feature debut Family Nest, a work of socialist realism clearly influenced by the work of John Cassavettes. The 1981 piece The Outsider and the following year’s The Prefab People continued in much the same vein, but with a 1982 television adaptation of Macbeth, his work began to change dramatically; comprised of only two shots, the first shot (before the main title) was five minutes long, with the second 67 minutes in length. Not only did Tarr’s visual sensibility move from raw close-ups to more abstract mediums and long shots, but also his philosophical sensibility shifted from grim realism to a more metaphysical outlook similar to that of Andrei Tarkovsky. After 1984’s… read more
se deja ver. muy cercana a nido familiar, como dice francisco r. y quizá menos lograda que ella en el sentido de ser una suerte de "repetición". al menos en lo formal prevalece el primer plano de los personajes centrales, aunque está llena de detalles y su narrativa es más compleja. vamos béla!