Sátántangó, feature film, drama, Hungary, Germany, Švicarska, 1994
DIRECTED BY: Béla Tarr
Mihály Vig (Irimiás),
Putyi Horváth (Petrina),
László Lugossy (Schmidt),
Éva Almássy Albert (gđa. Schmidt),
János Derzsi (Kráner)
Béla Tarr (baed on novel by Lászlo Krasznahorkai)
This is a seven and a half hour long film adaptation of Lászlo Krasznahorkai’s novel. It is divided in twelve parts (6 + 6, steps in tango) with the same titles as in the novel.
In a shabby Hungarian village with just a few inhabitants, news arrives that a man called Irimiás, whom everyone had thought dead, is coming back. Upon his return, Irimiás announces his plans to revitalize the village -- but his real plans are a little bit different involve the peasants’ money...