About

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, who include a doctor and three couples, await a cash payment offered in the wake of the shuttering. Irimias, a villager thought to be dead, returns and, unbeknownst to the locals, is a police informant. In a scheme, he persuades the villager...

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Directed by

Béla Tarr

Written by

Béla Tarr (Screenplay)
László Krasznahorkai (Screenplay)
Mihály Víg (Story)
Péter Dobai (Story)
Barna Mihók (Story)

Runtime

432 minutes

Country

Germany, Switzerland, Hungary

Language

Hungarian

Cast

Keywords

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