Werckmeister Harmonies


Werckmeister Harmonies

Overview:

This story takes place in a small town on the Hungarian Plain. In a provincial town, which is surrounded with nothing else but frost. It is bitterly cold weather — without snow. Even in this bewildered cold hundreds of people are standing around the circus tent, which is put up in the main square, to see — as the outcome of their wait — the chief attraction, the stuffed carcass of a real whale. The people are coming from everywhere. From the neighboring settlings, even from quite far away parts of the country. They are following this clumsy monster as a dumb, faceless, rag-wearing crowd. This strange state of affairs — the appearance of the foreigners, the extreme frost — disturbs the order of the small town. Ambitious personages of the story feel they can take advantage of this situation. The tension growing to the unbearable is brought to explosion by the figure of the Prince, who is pretending facelessness. Even his mere appearance is enough to break loose destructive emotions...

Votes 60 (7.4/10)

Runtime: 145 minutes

Release Date 2000-07-12

Revenue: $25,461.00

Production company:

  • Arte
  • 13 Productions
  • Magyar Mozgókép Alapítvány
  • Fondazione Montecinemaverita
  • Goëss Film

Production country:

  • Hungary

Genres:

  • Drama

Trailer

Further Information

János Valuska
Lars Rudolph
Lars Rudolph
György Eszter
Peter Fitz
Peter Fitz
Tünde Eszter
Hanna Schygulla
Hanna Schygulla
Lajos Harrer
Alfréd Járai
Alfréd Járai
Mr. Hagelmayer
Gyula Pauer
Gyula Pauer
Director
Béla Tarr
Béla Tarr
Writer
László Krasznahorkai
László Krasznahorkai
Author
László Krasznahorkai
László Krasznahorkai
Co-Writer
Béla Tarr
Béla Tarr
Director
Ágnes Hranitzky
Ágnes Hranitzky
Director of Photography
Miklós Gurbán
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