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In a small, dilapidated village in 1990s Hungary, life has come to a virtual stand-still. The Autumn rains have started. A few of the villagers expect to receive a large cash payment that evening, and then plan to leave. Some want to abscond earlier with more than their fair share of the money. However they hear that the smooth-talking Irimias, whom they thought had died, is returning. They are apprehensive that he will take all their money in one of his grandiose schemes to keep the community going.
A REVIEW FOR MY #1 FAVORITE FEATURE FILM OF MY ENTIRE EXISTENCE, AND MAYBE FOREVER WITH A 99.5% PROBABILITY.
Don't read it as a review, but as a magazine article. This is the longest thing I have ever written about one single film, but it is also the only review that made me cry out of sentiment while constructing it.
Before starting to construct a modest, fully developed essay about Béla Tarr's Sátántangó, let's make a nostalgic resume about some of the most wonderful experiences cinema has offered throughout its history. German Expressionism represented the pinnacle of Berlin's technical vision and resulted in the most visually captivating and thought-provoking classic masterpiece up to a hair-rising degree. After the Second World…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
My first experience with Bela Tarr was the film The Turin Horse! The visuals were haunting! The story a monotonous journey day in and day out into a black void of complete and utter hopelessness! It was surprising easy to allow myself to be immersed in this bottomless pit of despair and bleakness! Due in part because I could fully relate to the story! It was about simple people living a simple life enduring lifes generous helpings of pain!
Now Satantango was a whole different kettle of fish! While I could easily go knee deep in this murky quagmire of a film there was always something to jerk me from its vice like grip back into reality! I kept being…
An absolute masterpiece from Bèla Tarr, who really does prove he's one of the greatest directors of all time. Seven long hours pass beautifully, each of the 157 shots in the film precisely framed and captured to perfection. If I were to highlight only one sequence in this absolute fucking classic of all cinema, it would be the final 30 minutes, which are among the creepiest I've ever seen in a movie and leave a lasting impression that provokes nightmares and chills. Those thirty minutes alone make it one of the best films I have ever seen.
When people ask me why I love cinema so much, I spend a lot of time thinking about an answer. Usually I have nothing.
Now I can say one word: Satantango.
Satantango is why I love cinema.
Once caught in the paradigm of watching, rating, reviewing, talking about a film with friends, it becomes a rare occurence that within a films run-time you will forget about these supposed obligations, and become totally swept up in what's happening on screen. It's an even rarer feat for a seven hour long film like Satantango to manage this; from the moment it takes hold of you, it has you. It's one of the few experiences in cinema - and I've felt it…
'What can you make in a small village?'
'You can make a masterpiece'
A 7 hour and 30 minutes of pure experience, which can make you feel that Cinema is life and it's worth living for.
Bela Tarr has made a art which is beyond imagination, it is like entering into his world and experiencing it frame by frame. Werckmeister Harmonies which I had a first hand experiencing to a world I have never entered before, and now this. I literally don't have words to describe it.
The camera, the feeling, the village, the people, the life and the experience within it. Bela Tarr has given us a gift. One of the story in this movie is of A Girl…
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The superb, frustrating, rich, imaginative, absorbing, annoying, aggravating, repulsive movie that is Satantago. This movie is a must watch for anyone, I have never, ever seen a movie like this.
Wrote a bit on this for Kicking the Canon over here. One of the GOATs, but it mostly has cows.
What a masterpiece.
LOL JK, I WOULD NEVER WATCH THIS.
"The structure of the film is based on that of the novel, which borrows, as its title suggests, from tango. That is, the film is broken into twelve parts, and does not necessarily move chronologically, as it follows the tango scheme of going six moves forward, then six back (hence 6 + 6 parts in total)."
First of all, I would like to mention that it took me several days to watch it because, ungratefully, I can't concentrate that much and I have a tendency to swift off. Well, I must admit it is not an easy one: it runs for more than 7 hours, there are only 150 shots, several parallel story-lines around different characters, the long takes (a…
Bela Tarr was once asked the question that why everything is so slow in his film. He answered that, a shot had to respect many protagonists, not just the characters: “Scenery, the weather, time, and locations have their own faces and they are important.”
Yes, this is Bela Tarr. Sátántangó is a 1994 Hungarian film. Wikipedia reveals the plot of it like that:
“The plot deals with the collapse of a collective farm in Hungary near the end of the Communist period. Several people on the farm are eager to leave with the cash they will receive for closing down the community, but they hear that the smooth-talking and charismatic Irimiás, who had disappeared over two years ago and whom…
নিবিষ্ট হয়ে ছিলাম Satantangoতে।১৯৯৪ সালটা বিশেষভাবে গুরুত্বপুর্ন হয়ে ছিল পাল্প ফিকশন,ফরেস্ট গাম্প আর শশাংক রিডেম্পশনের জন্য।কিন্তু, Satantango (1994) দর্শন আমার চলচ্চিত্র যাত্রার আরেক অধ্যায় রচনা করলো।Satantango সাদাকালো;আশ্চর্যজনক দক্ষতায় গ্রহণ করা দীর্ঘ নিরবিচ্ছিন্ন দৃশ্যকল্পে আবর্তিত।
কুব্রিকের কৃষ্ণ চলচ্চিত্র কিলিং এর থেকেও Satantango আকর্ষনীয়,অন্ধকারাচ্ছন এবং জটিল ব্যাপ্তিসম্পন্ন।দৃষ্টিভঙ্গী,দৃষ্টিকোণ,দৃষ্টিসীমাকে নিরবিচ্ছিন ধ্যান এবং বিবর্তনের জায়গায় দাড় করিয়েছেন Béla Tarr। চলচ্চিত্র ইতিহাসের অন্যতম গুরুত্বপুর্ন সৃষ্টি Satantango।
বিষাদে মাখামাখি,কামনায় সিক্ত,নিসর্গস্নাত,সময়ে বিধৃত এক মহাকাব্য Satantango।এস্তিকের প্রয়াণের বেদনা-অনুরনন চিরকাল বুকে বিধে থাকবে আমার।এস্তিকের চোখ, দৃঢ়- কম্পিত-আবদ্ধ ঠোঁট,হাটতে থাকা,বিড়ালের সাথে নিবিড় আয়না-বিম্ব লড়াই...বুকে গেঁথে আছে... Satantango এর ল্যান্ডস্কেপ দেখে ঈর্ষা বোধ করবে স্বয়ং ডা ভিঞ্চি।
Satantango বিষণ্ণ,ধীর,সুক্ষ্ণ,অমীয় এবং ধ্রুপদী।
An epic scale.. a doomed village.. i just cant quantify this movie yet...
this film was mostly amazing, but some parts were frustratingly boring and seemingly pointless. still, this film really is something special.
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