A Torinói ló (The Turin Horse)

Béla Tarr
150 min
The Turin Horse

Freely inspired by an episode that marked the end of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s career. On January 3,1889, on the piazza Alberto in Turin, a weeping Nietzsche flung his arms around an exhausted and ill-treated carriage horse, then lost consciousness. After this event – which forms the prologue to Tarr’s film – the philosopher never wrote again and descended into madness and silence. From this starting point, The Turin Horse goes on to explore the lives of the coachman, his daughter and the horse in an atmosphere of poverty heralding the end of the world.

Screenplay: Béla Tarr, Laszlo Krasznahorkai
Cinematography: Fred Kelemen
Editing: Ágnes Hranitzky
Music: Mihály Vig
Art direction: Sándor Kállay
Costumes: János Breckl
Cast: János Derzsi (Ohlsdorfer), Erika Bók (Ohlsdorfer's daughter), Mihály Kormos (Bernhard)
Producer: Gábor Téni, Béla Tarr, Marie-Pierre Macia, Juliette Lepoutre, Ruth Waldburger, Martin Hagemann
Production: T.T.Filmmuhely, MPM Film, Vega Film, Zero Fiction Film GmbH
Backing: Werc Werk Work, Eurimages, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation
Sales agent:Films Boutique