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The Turin Horse
8.7
/10
4,785 Ratings

THE TURIN HORSE

A torinói ló

Directed by Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky
Hungary, France, 2011
Drama, History

Synopsis

After witnessing a carriage driver whipping his horse, the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche ran to the scene, threw his arms around the horse and collapsed—never to recover. This is the story of what happened to the carriage driver, his family, and his steed.

Synopsis

After witnessing a carriage driver whipping his horse, the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche ran to the scene, threw his arms around the horse and collapsed—never to recover. This is the story of what happened to the carriage driver, his family, and his steed.

Our take

Béla Tarr has stated that this towering masterwork will likely be his final feature. If that does turn out to be the case, you couldn’t ask for a greater summation of his thematic and formal concerns. A work of staggering vision, The Turin Horse builds to a climax of ecstatic cinematic rapture.