Cinema Guild | Release Date: February 10, 2012
Summary: 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. (The Cinema Guild)
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Runtime: 146 min
Rating: Not Rated
Production: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
Genres: Drama
Countries: USA, Germany, Hungary, France, Switzerland
Languages: German, Hungarian
Home Release Date: Jul 17, 2012
Director Credit
Ágnes Hranitzky Director
Béla Tarr Director
Writer Credit
Béla Tarr Writer
László Krasznahorkai Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Erika Bók Ohlsdorfer's Daughter
János Derzsi Ohlsdorfer
Mihály Kormos Bernhard
Cast Credit
Ricsi Horse
Producer Credit
Christine K. Walker Executive Producer
Elizabeth Redleaf Executive Producer
Gábor Téni Producer
Juliette Lepoutre Co-Producer
Marie-Pierre Macia Co-Producer
Martin Hagemann Co-Producer
Ruth Waldburger Co-Producer