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Metascore
92

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 64 Ratings

Summary: Based on László Krasznahorkai's novel "The Melancholy of Resistance," this is an uncanny fable about powerlessness and tyranny. Set in a small Hungarian village at a moment of great crisis, a mysterious circus comes to town with a giant whale and news of an appearance by a Prince known for his strange powers. Soon the locals' emotions are stirred to a fever pitch of anticipation. (Anthology Film Archives)
Runtime: 145 min
Production: Arte
Genres: Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Countries: Germany, Hungary, France, Italy
Languages: Hungarian, Slovak
Home Release Date: Feb 28, 2006
Director Credit
Ágnes Hranitzky Director
Béla Tarr Director
Writer Credit
Béla Tarr Screenplay
György Fehér Additional Dialogue
Gyuri Dósa Kiss Additional Dialogue
László Krasznahorkai Screenplay
Péter Dobai Additional Dialogue
Principal Cast Credit
Lars Rudolph János Valuska
Peter Fitz György Eszter
Cast Credit
Alfréd Járai Lajos Harrer
Djoko Rosic Man In Western Boots
Enikö Börcsök Cast
Éva Almássy Albert Aunt Piri
Ferenc Kállai Director
György Barkó Mr. Nadabán
Hanna Schygulla Tünde Eszter
Irén Szajki Mrs. Harrer
János Derzsi Man In The Broad-Cloth Coat
Lajos Dobák Mr. Volent
Mihály Kormos Factotum
Putyi Horváth Porter
Tamás Wichmann Man In The Sailor-Cap
Producer Credit
Béla Tarr Associate Producer
Franz Goëss Producer
Joachim von Vietinghoff Producer
Miklós Szita Producer
Paul Saadoun Producer
Ralph E. Cotta Associate Producer
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