The Prince Charles Cinema

SATANTANGO

SATANTANGO

  • 1994
  • 439mins
  • Hungary
  • (15)
  • Drama
Directed by Béla Tarr Starring Mihaly Vig, János Derzsi, Erika Bók, Miklos B Szekely, Alfred Jarai, Putyi Horvath, Laszlo Lugossy, Eva Almassy Albert, Iren Sza

Bela Tarr's seven-hour episodic film. Yes, seven hour. Inhabitants of a small village in Hungary deal with the effects of the fall of Communism. The town's source of revenue, a factory, has closed, and the locals await a cash payment offered in the wake of the shuttering. A villager thought to be dead, returns and, unbeknownst to the locals, is a police informant. In a scheme, he persuades the villagers to form a commune with him.

Monday 26th August