Rent Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)

3.8 of 5 from 101 ratings
2h 25min
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Synopsis:
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.
Actors:
, , , , , Tamás Wichmann, , , , , , , , ,
Directors:
,
Writers:
László Krasznahorkai
Aka:
Werckmeister harmóniák
Studio:
Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
Hungary, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/02/2004
Run Time:
145 minutes
Languages:
Hungarian
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Bela Tarr interview
  • Filmography

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Reviews (3) of Werckmeister Harmonies

Black Tarr Comedy. - Werckmeister Harmonies review by Steve Mason

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23/09/2014

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.

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Arty - Werckmeister Harmonies review by JD

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30/09/2014

This is a black and white Hungarian subtitled film. It is the sort of film that would win awards at an Art House festival. Really not my thing, far too abstract and dull.

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The bleakest film ever made. - Werckmeister Harmonies review by JD

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27/09/2011

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.

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