feature, 35mm, 435 minutes, 1:1.66
PREMIER (HUNGARY): 1994.
The characters of the story live in an abandoned agricultural machinery plant disclosed from any production. They have lost all their values that could help them determine their reason of existence � everything has dissolved in time, in the periodical change of seasons � slowly they themselves become part of this decadence. There is only one desire that can break trough this feeling of annihilating abandonment: the desire to run away, getting stronger and stronger. Each one of them tries to create their petty plan to escape, naturally at the expense of the others, nurturing the illusion that robbing or betraying another will be the solution to their future. A sign of their fatal lack of self-confidence is that they are unsure even about these lowly plans, and they are incapable of fulfilling them. What they are all really waiting for is a Messiah who would lead them out of their miserable everyday life and save them from this pouring rain sea of mud that engulfs everything, someone who would absolve them from their sins.
|Béla Tarr, László Krasznahorkai||Screenplay|
|Gábor Medvigy||Director of photography|
|Sándor Kállay||Visual design|
|Gyula Pauer, János Breckl||Costumes|
|Ruth Waldburger, György Fehér, Joachim Von Vietinghoff||Producer|
|M.I.T., Von Vietinghoff Filmproduktion / DE, Vega Film AG (Zürich)||Production company|
|Mihály Víg, Putyi Horváth Dr., Peter Berling, Barna Mihók, Éva Almási Albert, Alfréd Járai, Erika Bók, Miklós Székely B., János Derzsi, László feLugossy, Erzsébet Gaál, Irén Szajki||Cast|
|Berlin International Film Festival - Forum of New Cinema - 1994||Caligari Prize|
|Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 1994||Special Prize|
|Brussels L’Age d’Or - 1994||Age d'Or Prize|
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