Damnation (1988)
June 1, 2024 11:11 AM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] Karrer (Miklós Székely B.) plods his way through life in quiet desperation. His environment is drab and rainy and muddy. Eaten up with solitude, his hopelessness would be incurable but for the existence of the Titanik Bar and its beautiful, haunting singer (Vali Kerekes). But the lady is married and Karrer is determined to keep her husband away... Damnation (Hungarian: Kárhozat) is a 1988 black-and-white Hungarian film directed by Béla Tarr.

Directed by Béla Tarr. Written by Béla Tarr, lászló Krasznahorkai. Produced by József Marx for Hungarian Film Institute, Hungarian Television, Mokép. Cinematography by Gábor Medvigy. Edited by Ágnes Hranitzky. Music by Mihály Vig.

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posted by DirtyOldTown (1 comment total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The script tilts a little to speechifying, but the long take style has already gelled, the cinematography is gorgeous, and the underlying ruminating on aging and ruin is fascinating.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:42 AM on June 1

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