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By Jacques Rancière

From Almanac of Fall (1984) to The Turin Horse (2011), well known Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr has the cave in of the communist promise. The “time after” isn't the uniform and morose time of these who now not think in whatever. it's the time after we are much less attracted to histories and their successes or mess ups than we're within the soft cloth of time from which they're carved. it's the time of natural fabric occasions opposed to which trust might be measured for so long as lifestyles will maintain it.

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The words from the novel spoken in voice-over at the end of the episode summarize this: Estike is happy that everything makes sense . But it is silently, with neither deliberation, nor explanation , that the young girl on the screen goes toward death . Therein lies the tension between the logic of Bela Tarr's film and that of the novel he scrupulously adapts ; or rather, the tension between cinema and literature, since there is no reason to suppose a divergence between the filmmaker and the novelist , who was closely associated with the conception of the film .

It is with him that we will enter the abode of the melancholic Eszter, dedicated to finding the pure sounds and natural harmonies destroyed by the artifice of the Western harmonic system developed by Andreas Werckmeister. It is in his room that the vindictive Mrs . Eszter will appear to us with her 51 suitcase symbolizing the desire to return victoriously to the conj ugal home , as well as her great crusade to unite the honest citizens and to re-establish order in the town . And it is with him that we will penetrate and slowly explore the lair of the monster - whereas the janos of the novel did this pushed forward by a dense and curious crowd .

And the story of the end of the community could simply be the conflict of human spiders, each wanting to obtain the greatest individual advantage from the collective bankruptcy. It is this mediocre web that will be unraveled by the intervention of a superior liar, the charismatic Irimias, who promises not the advantageous division of the collective dream's remains, but the abandonment of it all in favor of a new and more attractive dream. Indeed, the latter knows the source in which the success of the superior swindle lies: not the greed and cowardice of the little people who are only good for petty trafficking, but their incapacity to live without pride or honor.

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