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Werckmeister Harmonies
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WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES

Werckmeister harmóniák

Directed by Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky
Hungary, Italy, 2000
Drama, Mystery

Synopsis

In the Hungarian lowlands, during Communist times, a town is unsettled by the arrival of a strange traveling circus. It attracts the interest of the inhabitants who line up by the hundreds to see the main attraction: a stuffed whale hiding a mysterious prince.

Synopsis

In the Hungarian lowlands, during Communist times, a town is unsettled by the arrival of a strange traveling circus. It attracts the interest of the inhabitants who line up by the hundreds to see the main attraction: a stuffed whale hiding a mysterious prince.

Our take

Béla Tarr is a name to inspire awe in many a cinephile—his grand films of languorous takes are accompanied by a form of ethereal drift so masterfully orchestrated that they leave us thoroughly mesmerized, without a care for time. Behold: some of modern cinema’s most earth-shattering images lie here.