The Turin Horse
The Turin Horse

The Turin Horse

Director Bela Tarr

Production year 2011

Length 146min.

Country Hungary/France/Germany/Switzerland/USA


In Turin in 1889, Nietzsche flings his arms around an exhausted carriage horse, then looses consciousness and his mind. Somewhere in the countryside: a farmer, his daughter, a cart and the old horse. Outside, a windstorm rises.


Silver Bear, FIPRECI Prize | Berlinale, Germany, 2011


Bela Tarr
Bela Tarr



Gabor Teri


Bela Tarr, Laszlo Krasznahorkai

Director of Photography

Fred Kelemen

Music by

Mihaly Vig


Agnes Hranitzky


Erika Bok, Janos Derzsi, Mihaly Kormos, Ricsi

Production company(ies)

T.T., Filmmuhely, MPM FILM, Vega Film, Zero Fiction Film

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.


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