"Because everything’s in ruins, everything’s been degraded, but I could say that they’ve ruined and degraded everything. Because this is not some kind of cataclysm, coming about with so-called innocent human aid. On the contrary, it’s about man’s own judgement over his own self, which of course God has a hand in. And whatever he takes part in is the most ghastly creation that you can imagine."
Pretentious crap. It's not the pace that's bothersome, or the repetitiveness, or the complete lack of plot. What's irritating is the ridiculous stoical pessimism devoid of humanity Tarr depicts. Along with occasional sophomoric interjections of existentialist philosophy, and a ridiculous intellectualized depressed version of peasant life. The truly stunning cinematography is wasted.