Öszi almanach (Almanac of Fall)
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Possibly inspired by the existential play No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre, this story about five people living in close quarters in a small apartment conveys the same angst as Sartre's well-known story about the nature of hell. Like the 1962 movie version of the play, Oszi Almanach is also garishly lighted, with scenes red-tinted on one side and blue-tinted on the other. Close-ups show a dermatologist's interest in skin, an example of the kind of bizarre abstraction that underscores the alienation in this film. A single, older mother owns the apartment, where she is tended by a nurse who… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"The mise en scene often seems to be composed in counterpoint to the action, but the drama itself (whose Strindbergian power and sexual conflicts are realized with an intensity and concentration that suggests John Cassavetes) carries plenty of charge."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Throughout, Tarr seems exasperated by the capacity of each to believe that they are justified in their machinations, and in his inability to accept their individual actions, he seems to be expressing disgust and outrage at all of society."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
"Pair them up and pit them against each other"
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
"A claustrophobic tale of an elderly mother, her son, a nurse, a lodger, and the nurse's boyfriend living in the same apartment."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"If we subscribe to the idea that the profiteering of man leads to the death of an absent God's morals, the unrest of Almanac of Fall lays down the first stones."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine
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