The population of a provincial town on the Hungarian plains await the arrival of a circus that features the stuffed carcass of a whale and a mysterious Prince. Its appearance disturbs the order of the small town, unleashing a torrent of violence and beauty.
Black Tarr Comedy.
- Werckmeister Harmonies review by Steve Mason
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You rated this film: 4
Bleak, desperate and bizarre tale of the events surrounding the visit to a remote town of a rather dismal circus whose main attraction is a dead whale. Sort of a very black comedy; possibly an allegory on human misery. It's hard to say. But this beautiful looking film takes us to places only Bella Tarr knows.
The bleakest film ever made.
- Werckmeister Harmonies review by JD
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The title and cover should have conveyed to me that it was not going to be an enjoyable experience. This goes much further into bleakness than lends itself to entertainment. There are 40 second scenes of heavy rain falling onto concrete waste-ground. There are long soliloquies with metaphors so abstract and tortured I defie anyone to maintain concentration throughout a single sentence. Lock up your knives before watching this desolate and depressing, black and white, soul crusher.