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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.
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.