The Turin Horse | 2012

Drama, Foreign
In 1889, Friedrich Nietzsche sees a cab driver whipping his horse and stops the man. But he is completely undone by the incident and never speaks again.

Cast

... Ohlsdorfer

Actor

... Ohlsdorfer's Daughter

Actor

... Bernhard

Actor

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Actor

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Actor

Company

Financier

Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation

Financier

Movie Partners in Motion Film

Production Company

T.T. Filmmuhely

Production Company

Production Company

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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