One night Maloin, a switchman at a seaside railway station, witnesses a terrible murder. The murderer flees. The victim sinks into the water, clutching a suitcase in his hand. This leaves Maloin to fetch the suitcase, since nothing could be done to save the drowned man. He takes it up to his control room and opens it: it is packed with money… At dawn, when his colleague arrives, he acts as if nothing had happened. He takes his usual route home. Nevertheless, this path is not the same anymore.
CAST & CREW
Humbert Balsant, Christoph Hahnheiser, Gabor Tani, Joachim von Vietinghoff, Paul Saadoun, Miki Zachar
Laszlo Krasznahorkai, Bela Tarr, Georges Simenon (novel)
Director of Photography
Miroslav Krobot, Janos Derzsi, Istvan Lenart, Tilda Swinton, Erika Bok, Agi Szirtes, Gyula Pauer, Hanna Schygulla
TT Filmműhely, 13 Production, Cinema Soleil, Filmproduktion GmbH
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.
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)