Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)


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...

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Movie Score: 7.7/10 from 88 votes
Release Date: 2000-07-12
Status: Released
Run time: 145 min / 2:25
Production Studio : Magyar Mozgókép Alapítvány, 13 Productions, ARTE, Fondazione Montecinemaverita, Goëss Film
Production Country: Hungary
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Werckmeister Harmonies Casts

Lars Rudolph
as János Valuska
Peter Fitz
as György Eszter
Hanna Schygulla
as Tünde Eszter
Alfréd Járai
as Lajos Harrer
Gyula Pauer
as Mr. Hagelmayer
János Derzsi
as Man In The Broad-Cloth Coat
Mihály Kormos
as Factotum
Putyi Horváth
as Porter
Éva Almássy Albert
as Aunt Piri
Péter Dobai
as Chief Constable
László feLugossy
as Housepainter
Barna Mihók
as Coachman
Sandor Bese
as The Prince

Werckmeister Harmonies Crew

Directing Béla Tarr Director
Writing László Krasznahorkai Writer
Writing László Krasznahorkai Author
Writing Béla Tarr Co-Writer
Camera Miklós Gurbán Director of Photography
Sound Mihály Víg Music
Crew Péter Dobai Additional Dialogue
Crew Gyuri Dósa Kiss Additional Dialogue
Crew György Fehér Additional Dialogue
Production Franz Goëss Producer
Production Paul Saadoun Producer
Production Miklós Szita Producer
Production Joachim von Vietinghoff Producer
Production Béla Tarr Associate Producer
Production Ralph E. Cotta Associate Producer
Camera Patrick De Ranter Director of Photography
Camera Erwin Lanzensberger Director of Photography
Camera Gábor Medvigy Director of Photography
Camera Emil Novák Director of Photography
Camera Rob Tregenza Director of Photography
Art Sándor Katona Set Decoration
Art Zsuzsa Mihalek Set Decoration
Art Béla Zsolt Tóth Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up János Breckl Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Erzsébet Rácz Costume Design
Sound Csaba Erös Sound Recordist
Sound László Gyõrffy Sound Recordist
Sound Gábor ifj. Erdélyi Sound Editor
Sound György Kovács Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound György Kovács Sound Designer
Directing Ágnes Hranitzky Co-Director
Editing Ágnes Hranitzky Editor