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929 Ratings

The Man from London

A londoni férfi

Hungary, Germany, 2007
Crime, Drama


After witnessing a crime during his night shift as railway switchman near the docks, a man finds a briefcase full of money. While he and his family begin to improve their quality of life, others start looking for the disappeared case…

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The Man from London Directed by Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky

Awards & Festivals

Village Voice Film Poll

2007 | Nominee: Best Undistributed Film

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2007 | Nominee: Best Undistributed Film

His choice of material may be disappointing, but Tarr’s still brought the full force of his cinema to bear in translating it to the screen.
September 16, 2008
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Isn’t this what we used to praise classical Hollywood auteurs for, shaping a written material into a personal vision, a mise-en-scčne as much stylistic and thematic as it is moral? That is what Tarr has done here, and if the core of the film seems hollow, thin, and strangely vacuous . . . one of the benefits is seeing the director handling uninspired material with his personality intact.
September 30, 2007
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Each sequence in The Man From London is a single tracking shot that moves effortlessly between the many touchstones (close-up, subjective POV, long shot) of film grammar.
September 07, 2007
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