The Man from London

A Londoni férfi
Director: Béla Tarr

France, Germany, Hungary, drama, crime, mysterya, 132 min., 2007, lithuanian and english subtitles
Switchman Maloin (Miroslav Krobot) leads a simple life without prospects at the edge of an infinite sea. He barely notices the world around him, has already accepted the slow and inevitable deterioration of life around him and his all but complete loneliness. When he becomes a witness to a murder, his life takes a sudden turn. He comes face to face with issues of morality, sin, punishment, the line between innocence and complicity in a crime, and this state of scepticism leads him to the question of the meaning and worth of existence. “The Man from London”, nightmarish and hypnotic film by Béla Tarr, also featuring Academy Award-winner actress Tilda Swinton, was nominated for the Golden Palm at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

Section: Béla Tarr film retrospective

Screenplay: Béla Tarr, László Krasznahorkai

Dir. of Photography: Fred Kelemen

Music: Mihály Vig

Cast: Miroslav Krobot, Tilda Swinton, Ági Szirtes, János Derzsi, Erika Bók, István Lénárt