A Londoni Férfi (The Man From London)
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A Londoni Férfi (The Man From London)
A man whose lonely life at the edge of the sea has become as predictable as the tide witnesses a murder that sends him on an existential journey the likes of which he could never have anticipated in director Béla Tarr's philosophical drama. Maloin had reached a point in life where he was content to embrace loneliness while turning a blind eye to the inevitable decay that surrounded him. Upon bearing witness to a shocking murder, however, the man who once lived a life of quiet solitude is forced to wrestle with such profound issues as punishment, mortality, and the sin of complicity in a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

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"The Man from London' lacks the grandiose 'cosmic' intimations of the director's past work, and though it contains many moments of sublime cinematic choreography, this is finally good Tarr, but not great Tarr."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"Feels like no other film that you've seen before. It's cerebral and lugubrious, yet simple as a fairy tale."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"The camera is quintessential Tarr: hovering in anticipation of things that won't happen, tracking like a private eye tailing a perp, and imbuing the black-and-white image with a caustic malaise no other director comes near to achieving."
‑ Chris Chang, Film Comment Magazine
"In lieu of a story, Tarr evokes the beauty of cinematic form and the exhilaration of simply watching."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
"But ultimately the pace is deadly. Tectonic drift moves faster. The dialogue is delivered in a way that suggests that somebody added a load of extra full stops."
‑ Wendy Ide, Times [UK]
"The Man From London, directed by Bela Tarr, is an outrageously stylized, conceptually demanding film."
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"Demanding, and certainly not to everyone's taste (patience is needed), the film nevertheless has the power to thrill and amaze."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"A unique metaphysical arty film noir."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The impeccable mise en scčne and immaculate technique fail to capture Tarr's trademark spiritual malaise, also missing the lassitude in the protagonists' souls."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"The Man from London is no conventional cop thriller. It's an arresting nightmare all the same."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Tarr struggles to adapt to an outmoded genre and, in the end, produces his least personal work to date."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Village Voice
"Other than its black-and-white photography, this is a nearly unwatchable movie."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"The mere fact of Hungarian auteur Béla Tarr continuing to direct films without making the smallest concession to popular fashion is a cause for celebration."
‑ Michael Brooke, Sight and Sound
"As slow-moving, oppressive and icy as a winter fog, Tarr's noirish drama of temptation and guilt beguiles but also, frankly, bores."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
"Surrendering to the film's languid rhythms is pleasurable, even invigorating. To resist its forbidding pace and style is to deny oneself its rarefied rewards."
‑ David Gritten, Daily Telegraph
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