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Werckmeister harmóniák = Werckmeister harmonies

Author: László KrasznahorkaiÁgnes HranitzkyBéla TarrGyörgy FehérPéter DobaiAll authors
Publisher: [Budapest] : Goëss Film ; Chicago, IL : Distributed by Facets Video, ©2006.
Series: Films of Béla Tarr.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : HungarianView all editions and formats
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In a frostbitten, fogbound provincial town lives a young postman, Janos Valushka. One day a traveling circus comes to town, displaying the stuffed body of the largest whale in the world in a corrugated metal trailer. Their arrival in the midst of a terminal frost prompts bizarre rumors which quickly run rife, alluding to a shadowy figure, dubbed the Prince, who supposedly accompanies the circus. Within a short time,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Film adaptations
Feature films
Suspense films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Thriller
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: László Krasznahorkai; Ágnes Hranitzky; Béla Tarr; György Fehér; Péter Dobai; Dósa Kiss Gyuri.; Franz Goëss; Miklós Szita; Joachim von Vietinghoff; Paul Saadoun; Lars Rudolph; Péter Fitz; Hanna Schygulla; János Derzsi; Ferenc Kállai; Goëss Film.; Von Vietinghoff Filmproduktion (Firm); 13 Production (Firm); Magyar Mozgókép Közalapítvány.; Országos Rádió és Televízió Testület (ORTT); Magyar Televízió.; Nemzeti Kulturális Alap (Hungary); Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.; Association relative à la télévision européenne.; Eurimages (Organization); Fondazione MonteCinemaVerità.; Radiotelevisione italiana.; Studio Babelsberg.; Facets Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1565805089 9781565805088
OCLC Number: 63211887
Language Note: In Hungarian with English subtitles.
Notes: A forgatőkönyvet Krasznahorkai László ellenállás melankóliája [script based on Melancholy of Resistance by László Krasznahorkai].
Originally released as a motion picture in 2000.
Credits: Fényképezte [photographed by], Gábor Medvigy, Jörg Widmer, Patrick de Ranter, Rob Tregenze, Novák Emil, Erwin Lanzensberger és Gurbán Miklós ; társrendező és vágo Hranitzky Ágnes [co-director and editor], Ágnes Hranitzky ; zeneszerző [composer], Víg Mihály.
Cast: Lars Rudolph, Peter Fitz, Hanna Schygulla, Derzsi János, Djoko Rossich, Wichmann Tamás, Kállai Ferenc, Kormos Mihály, Horváth Putyi, Börcsök Enikő, Almássy Albert Éva, Szajki Irén, Járai Alfréd, Barkó György, Dobák Lajos, Fekete András, Dósa Kiss Gyuri, Mihályfi Józsi, Dobai Péter, Balkay Géza, Lázár Kati, Tóth Péter; Lars Rudolph magyar hangja [dubbed into Hungarian by] Bolba Tamás, Peter Fitz magyar hangja [dubbed into Hungarian by] Haumann Péter, Hanna Schygulla magyar hangja [dubbed into Hungarian by] Moór Marianna ; Herceg hangja [Prince's voice by] Kaszás Attila.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 145 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (19 p. : b&w ill. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD; Region 0 (All), NTSC; widescreen presentation.
Contents: Special feature: Facets Cine-notes "Bela Tarr: A cinema of patience" booklet with excerpts of previously published essays by Peter Hames, Jonathan Romney, and Bela Tarr, and a brief bio of Tarr by Susan Doll.
Series Title: Films of Béla Tarr.
Other Titles: Werckmeister harmonies
Responsibility: Facets Video ; a Goëss Film-Budapest, a Von Vietinghoff Filmproduktion-Berlin, és a 13 Production-Marseille bemutatja [present] ; Krasnahorkai László, Hranitzky Ágnes és Tarr Béla filmjét [a film by] ; rendező, Bela Tarr ; a forgatőkönyvet cimű regénye alapján, Fehér György, Dobai Péter és Dósa Kiss Gyuri [the script from the novel [by] György Fehér, PéternDobai, and Gyuri Dósa Kiss] ; szövegeinek, Lars Rudolph ötleteinek felhasználásával irta Krasznahorkai László és Tarr Bela [text, [story] using the ideas of Lars Rudolph written by László Krasznahorkai and Bela Tarr] ; producerek [producers] Franz Goëss és Szita Miklós, Joachim von Vietinghoff, Paul Saadoun ; a Magyar Mozgókép Közalapitvány, az Országos Rádió és Televísió Testület [the Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation, the National Radio and Television Board] ; a Magyar Televísió, a Nemzeti Kulturális Alapprogram [the Hungarian Television, the National Cultural Fund] ; az ZDF, az ARTE ; az Európa Tanács EURIMAGES alapitványa [Council of Europe EURIMAGES Foundation] ; a Fondazione Montecinemaverita Locarno, és a RAI 3 [the Fondazione Monte Cinema Vérité Locarno, and Rai 3] ; Támogatásával és a Studio Babelsberg Gmbh Kozreműködésével készült [made [with] Support and assistance of Studio Babelsberg Gmbh].

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In a frostbitten, fogbound provincial town lives a young postman, Janos Valushka. One day a traveling circus comes to town, displaying the stuffed body of the largest whale in the world in a corrugated metal trailer. Their arrival in the midst of a terminal frost prompts bizarre rumors which quickly run rife, alluding to a shadowy figure, dubbed the Prince, who supposedly accompanies the circus. Within a short time, the gathering tensions ignite, and an apocalyptic unrest is unleashed, the madness sweeping across the frigid, foggy community, and forever changing Janos' life. Bela Tarr, a Hungarian director more talked about than viewed, twists reality into impressionism in this adaptation from Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai's novel, while regarding the characters with great intensity through long, uninterrupted takes.

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One of my favorite films

by Brecht (WorldCat user published 2011-07-15) Excellent Permalink

I stumbled upon Bela Tarr's Werckmeister Harmonies via NetFlix and was initially intrigued by the cover art.  Although not for every taste, this haunting black and white film set in semi-modern-day Hungary will affect those patient enough to stick with it to the end.  It's more a mood piece...
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