The Turin Horse (2012)

Turin Horse
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 2hr 26mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign
Keywords bleak, countryside, death, father/daughter, horse, man versus nature, poverty, survival
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Janos Derzi Actor Ohlsdorfer 1 1000001
Erika Bok Actor Ohlsdorfer's Daughter 1 1000002
Mihaly Kormos Actor Bernhard 1 1000003
Volker Spengler Actor n/a 1 1000004
Miroslav Krobot Actor n/a 1 1000005
Béla Tarr Director n/a 2 2000001
Agnes Hranitzky Co-Director n/a 120632 2000002
Gabor Teni Producer n/a 3 3000001
Elizabeth Redleaf Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Christine Walker Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Ruth Waldburger Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Martin Hagemann Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Juliette Lepoutre Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Marie-Pierre Macia Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Béla Tarr Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Laszlo Krasznahorkai Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Gabor Teni Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Fred Kelemen Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Agnes Hranitzky Editor n/a 172 7000001
Mihaly Vig Music n/a 120781 8000001
Sandor Kallay Set Dresser Set Construction 197 9000001
Gabor Erdelyi Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Synopsis
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 mutters the obligatory last words, and lives for another ten years, silent and demented, cared for by his mother and sisters. Somewhere in the countryside, the cab driver lives with his daughter and the overworked horse. Outside, a windstorm rages. The horse refuses to move, and the man and his daughter struggle through their daily schedule. Food and water grow scarce. Beggars and gypsies come to their door. The horse stops eating. Slowly, the apocalypse approaches.
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