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Genres: Drama
Starring: Erika BokMihaly Vig, Dr. Putyi Horvath, Miklos B. Szekely
Director: Bela Tarr
Plot Synopsis:

One of the greatest achievements in recent art house cinema and a seminal work of "slow cinema," Sátántangó, based on the book by László Krasznahorkai, follows members of a small, defunct agricultural collective living in a post-apocalyptic landscape after the fall of Communism who, on the heels of a large financial windfall, set out to leave their village. As a few of the villagers secretly conspire to take off with all of the earnings for themselves, a mysterious character, long thought dead, returns to the village, altering the course of everyone's lives forever.

Shot in stunning black-and-white by Gábor Medvigy and filled with exquisitely composed and lyrical long takes, Sátántangó unfolds in twelve distinct movements, alternating forwards and backwards in time, echoing the structure of a tango dance. Tarr's vision, aided by longtime partner and collaborator Ágnes Hranitzky, is enthralling and his portrayal of a rural Hungary beset by boozy dance parties, treachery, and near-perpetual rainfall is both transfixing and uncompromising. Sátántangó has been justly lauded by critics and audiences as a masterpiece and inspired none other than Susan Sontag to proclaim that she would be "glad to see it every year for the rest of [her] life".

  • Release Details
    Release Date: January 12th, 2021
    MPAA Rating: R
    Movie Release Year: 1994
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Arbelos
  • Technical Specs
    Length:450 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM from the original 35mm camera negative by Arbelos in collaboration with The Hungarian Filmlab.
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.66:1
    Audio Formats:Hungarian: 24-Bit LPCM Mono
    Special Features:
    • NEW video interview "A Sense of Rhythm" with composer and actor Mihály Víg.
    • NEW video essay "Orders of Time in Motion" by Kevin B. Lee.
    • 2007 archival interview with director Béla Tarr.
    • U.S. Theatrical Trailer.
    • New essay "How to Watch Sátántangó" by Janice Lee and Jared Woodland.
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