yeah, Francis Ford Coppola's daughter should have directed it instead.
I like how everyone on this website is writing like they're trying to get quoted on the back of the DVD. Lol.
the scene of blind hate and destruction brought to an abrupt end by the revelation of the frail naked old man always makes me ball my eyes out.
For me, *the* scene is not the opening one or the whale or the old man in the shower.....it's Tunde and the police chief drunkenly dancing to a Strauss march.
nothing subtle, interesting, or original about this. the equivalent of listening to an overbearing classical piece on loop for 2 hrs
This is one of the most beautifully shot and breathtaking films I have seen in my life! I must re-watch it soon! It has everything I enjoy in movies such as an awesome atmosphere and pace, the acting, the direction, the soundtrack everything is just great. And overall it has soul! You can really feel it.
Unbelievable experience to see this for the first time. The opening scene pulled me right into the film and for the next 145 minutes I was absolutely hypnotised. It is going to be hard to meet my expectations when I will watch Tarr's next film (The Turin horse) soon. This is without a doubt one of my all-time favourite films.
Tarr’s elongated takes are genuinely impressive; delving behind that, his nihilist (and later, anarchical) inclinations can be found steeped in innocuous interactions and guises, other times being espoused through theoretical esoterica - the philosopher - with both returning to the underlying backdrop of small town life and its minutiae, its vacuum. Quite striking, even if it never really leaves a greater, lasting emotional dent further than that.
I think if I were to watch Werckmeister Harmonies under the influence of alcohol it would take an act of some god net yet conceived by man to get me to even move.