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...
Production Company : Arte, 13 Productions, Magyar Mozgókép Alapítvány, Fondazione Montecinemaverita, Goëss Film
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Plot Keyword : dancing, male nudity, circus, moon, bathroom, philosophy, hotel, fire, helicopter, dancer, based on novel, bar, wife husband relationship, hungary, medicine, secret, small town, gun, allegory, isolation, solidarity, sun, symbolism, demonstration, sword, restaurant, map, vandalism, tractor, garden, iron curtain, riot, lie, nudity, human being versa nature, sacrifice, prince, book, drum, darkness, musician, protest, butcher, beer, earth, chaos, looting, whale, harmony, immortality, kiss, jeep, boy, politics, army, faith, delusion, barricade, truck, liar, beating, surrealism, slaughter, children, family relationships, money, tragedy, food, fugitive, school, dead body, old man, search, tank, mob, barbed wire, arson, long take, hospital, microphone, cigarette smoking, black and white, fear, corpse, undressing, disillusionment, raid, cafe, eclipse, patient, violence, drinking, captive, hungarian, drink, madness, anarchy, eating, reading, silence, threat, errand boy, metronome, bonfire, aunt nephew relationship, recording, oven, military, wood chopping, solar system, ex husband ex wife relationship, hospital bed, uncle nephew relationship, coal, march, graveyard, jumping on a bed, tyrant, listening to music, town hall, chief of police, catastrophe, plague, drunkenness, furnace, mailroom, messiah, forced to drink, stove, cosmos, woman director, nightshirt, piano, statue, messenger, shoemaker, train tracks, traveling circus, contemplative cinema, magical realism, stuck recording, bootmaker, leap of faith, musical octave, poplar tree, sarkad hungary, dead telephone, restraining order, hospital visit, threat to hang, fleeing, humming, ticket seller, stuffed whale, echo, power supply, inciting to riot, moving a building, breaking a shop window, musical tones, tuning a musical instrument, musical notes, errand, go between, death of uncle, burned out car, talking to a dead whale, dead whale, hyperactive child
Alternative Titles :
- Werckmeister harmóniák
- Armonías de Werckmeister
- Werkmeister harmóniák