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The Turin Horse Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Two people struggle to make the best of a bleak existence in this powerful, deliberately paced drama. An elderly man (Janos Derzsi) shares a cottage with his daughter (Erika Bok) in a sparsely populated village plagued by constant windstorms. While the man tries to scrape together a living using his horse to haul things, the animal is growing old and feeble and refuses to cooperate. Stuck at home, the man performs what chores he can still do now that he's lost the use of one arm, and except for rare passers-by, the man and his daughter have no contact with the outside world and rarely speak, their days punctuated by the same dinner of boiled potatoes every evening. When the well on their property goes dry, the two set out to find a better life elsewhere, but fate offers no respite from a grim march towards mortality. A Torinoi Lo (aka The Turin Horse) was directed by the celebrated Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr in collaboration with his editor and spouse Agnes Hranitzky; shortly before the film was released, Tarr announced that this was to be his final project as a director. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:February 10, 2012

Cast

Janos Derzsi
as Ohlsdorfer
Erika Bok
as Ohlsdorfer's Daughter

Crew

Béla Tarr
Director
Marie-Pierre Macia
Producer
Gabor Teni
Producer
Juliette Lepoutre
Producer
Ruth Waldburger
Producer
Martin Hagemann
Producer
László Krasznahorkai
Screenwriter
Béla Tarr
Screenwriter
Fred Kelemen
Cinematographer
Ágnes Hranitzky
Editor
Sandor Kallay
Production Designer
Christine Kunewa Walker
Executive Producer
Elizabeth Redleaf
Executive Producer
Ágnes Hranitzky
Co-Director
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