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Béla Tarr

© Carlotta Films
The Outsider


Béla Tarr
1981 - Hungary - 2h02

Screenings : monday 22 - 10:30 am - Pathé - 1 - presented by Oscar Constantin - sportif thursday 25 - 4:30 pm - Pathé - 1
In an industrial town in Hungary, András, a music-loving young nurse, is fired for alcoholism. It's another failure in his life. As he wanders through the city, András drifts through his relationships, both social and romantic.
“The choice of very tight framing is made more sensitive by the use of sequence shots that often involve movement, and which, as they move from one face to another, far from linking the characters together, isolate them on the contrary in spaces without communication. The narrative construction, based on the juxtaposition of heterogeneous scenes and spaces, adds to the general impression that there is no all-encompassing space that can accommodate these islands closed in on themselves, no ‘in-between space' where a common world can be founded”. (Sylvie Rollet; Positive) In the continuity of Családi tüzfészek (Family Nest), Béla Tarr once again attacks the Hungarian system by focusing here on the figure of a marginal music lover unable to express himself.

Cast : András Szabó, Jolan Fodor, Imre Donkó, István Balla, Ferenc Jánossy, László Náton, Imre Vass
Screenplay : Béla Tarr
Cinematography : Barna Mihók, Ferenc Pap
Sound : Elek Körösfalvy, Béla Prohászka
Editing : Ágnes Hranitzky
Music : András Szabó

Production : Mafilm, Magyar Televízió Müvelödési Föszerkesztöség (MTV), Objektív Film

French distributor : Carlotta