A Torinói ló (The Turin Horse) 2011



1889. German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche witnessed the whipping of a horse while traveling in Turin, Italy. He tossed his arms around the horse's neck to protect it then collapsed to the ground. In less than one month, Nietzsche would be diagnosed with a serious mental illness that would make him bed-ridden and speechless for the next eleven years until his death. But whatever did happen to the horse? This film, which is Tarr's last, follows up this question in a fictionalized story of what occurred. The man who whipped the horse is a rural farmer who makes his living taking on carting jobs into the city with his horse-drawn cart. The horse is old and in very poor health, but does its best to obey its master's commands. The farmer and his daughter must come to the understanding that it will be unable to go on sustaining their livelihoods. The dying of the horse is the foundation of this tragic tale.

Articles on A Torinói ló (The Turin Horse)
Jonathan Rosenbaum, Voluptuous misery, in: Filmcomment, nr. 5 (September/October), 2011 pp. 48-50
Jonathan Romney, Gone with the wind, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 6 (June), 2012 pp. 34-39
Fred Kelemen, The last dance, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 6 (June), 2012 pp. 39
Reviews
Kieron Corless, The Turin Horse, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 6 (June), 2012 pp. 78-79
DP, The turin horse, in: Empire, nr. 277 (July), 2012 pp. 55
Barbara Schweizerhof, The Turin Horse, in: epd Film, nr. 3, 2012 pp. 43
Author:Jonathan Rosenbaum
Title:Voluptuous misery
in:
Magazine:Filmcomment
Nr.:5
Year:2011
Pp:48-50
Illustrations:  yes
Related film: A Torinói ló (2011)
Author:Jonathan Romney
Title:Gone with the wind
in:
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Nr.:6
Year:2012
Pp:34-39
Illustrations:  yes
Related film: A Torinói ló (2011)
Interview with: Béla Tarr
Author:Fred Kelemen
Title:The last dance
in:
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Nr.:6
Year:2012
Pp:39
Illustrations:  yes
Related film: A Torinói ló (2011)
Related person:   Béla Tarr
Author:Kieron Corless
Title:The Turin Horse
in:
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Nr.:6
Year:2012
Pp:78-79
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   A Torinói ló (2011)
Author:DP
Title:The turin horse
in:
Magazine:Empire
Nr.:277
Year:2012
Pp:55
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   A Torinói ló (2011)
Author:Barbara Schweizerhof
Title:The Turin Horse
in:
Magazine:epd Film
Nr.:3
Year:2012
Pp:43
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   A Torinói ló (2011)

A Torinói ló
(The Turin Horse)

Hungary / France / Switzerland / Germany 2011

Directed by
Ágnes Hranitzky


Year:2011
Running time:155 minutes
Country:Hungary
France
Switzerland
Germany
Language:Hungarian
German

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