Damnation
Damnation

Damnation

Director Bela Tarr

Production year 1988

Length 122min.

Country Hungary

SYNOPSIS

Grey mining town. Karrer spends his days by doing nothing, during the nights he attends bars. He makes stubborn attempts to get the singer. The owner of the bar offers good money for a smuggling trip. Karrer passes the work on to Sebestyen, the husband of the singer, who leaves the town while Karrer gets the singer. Sebestyen returns, but according to the bar owner his baggage is damaged. The singer is taken by the bar owner after all. Karrer reports Sebestyen to the police. The rain pours down hopelessly. Karrer wanders aimlessly in the city.

Awards

Special Festival Award | Split IFF, Croatia, 2006

Bronze Rosa Camuna | Bergamo Film Meeting, Italy, 1988

Foreign Cineaste of the Year | Cannes IFF, France, 2005

CAST & CREW

Bela Tarr
Bela Tarr

Director

Producer(s)

Jozsef Marx

Script

Laszlo Krasznahorkai, Bela Tarr

Director of Photography

Gabor Medvigy

Production designer

Gyula Pauer

Music by

Mihály Vig

Sound

Tamás Márkus

Edit

Ágnes Hranitzky

Cast

Miklos Szekely B., Vali Kerekes, Hedi Temessy, Gyula Pauer, Gyorgy Cserhalmi

Bela Tarr

Born 1955, Pecs, Hungary. He began his career as an amateur filmmaker at the age of 16. He also worked as a shipyard handyman and porter. In 1977, Bela Tarr debuted with his feature film Family Nest. He is an associate professor at the Berlin DFFB.


Filmography

Family Nest (1977), Hotel Magnezit (1978, short), The Outsider (1980), The Prefab People (1982), Macbeth (1982, TV), Almanac Of Fall (1984), Damnation (1987), Citylife (segment "The Last Boat", 1989, doc.), Satantango (1994), Journey on the Plain (1995, short), Werckmeister Harmonies (2000), Visions of Europe (segment “Prologue”, 2004), The Man from London (2007), The Turin Horse (2011)

FILMS 2011