On January 3, 1889 in Turin, Italy, Friedrich Nietzsche steps out of the doorway of number six, Via Carlo Albert. Not far from him, a cab driver is having trouble with a stubborn horse. The horse refuses to move, whereupon the driver loses his patience and takes his whip to it. Nietzsche puts an end to the brutal scene, throwing his arms around the horse s neck, sobbing. After this, he lies motionless and silent for two days on a divan, until he loses consciousness and his mind. Somewhere in the countryside, the driver of the cab lives with his daughter and the horse. Outside, a windstorm rages. Immaculately photographed in Tarr s renowned long takes, The Turin Horse
is the final statement from a master filmmaker.
SPECIAL EDITION Blu-ray includes over 3 hours of bonus material!
- Hotel Magnezit (1978, 10 minutes), a short film by Bela Tarr
- Audio Commentary by film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum
- Press Conference with Bela Tarr, co-director Ágnes Hranitzky; actors Mihály Kormos, Erika Bók, and János Derzsi; director of photography Fred Kelemen; composer Mihály Vig; and co-producer Gábor Téni from the 2011 Berlin Film Festival (45 minutes)
- BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE: Regis Dialogue with Bela Tarr at the Walker Art Center (2007, 81 minutes)
- Theatrical Trailer
- Booklet featuring an essay by film critic J. Hoberman
"An auteurist triumph." --Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"Four Stars! A sumptuous masterpiece by one of the greatest moviemakers of all time." --V.A. Musetto, NY Post
"A death-haunted masterpiece. Tarr s most fully achieved, challenging movie since his 1994 epic Sátántangó
. --J. Hoberman, Village Voice