Öszi almanach (Almanac of Fall)
Öszi almanach (Almanac of Fall) (1984)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1984
DVD Release Date: July 25, 2006
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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Jeremy Heilman

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.

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Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Pair them up and pit them against each other

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A claustrophobic tale of an elderly mother, her son, a nurse, a lodger, and the nurse's boyfriend living in the same apartment.

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Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

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.

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Carlos Magalhăes
The gorgeous cinematography and mise-en-scčne bring to mind Tarkovsky's works, while the uncomfortable narrative is centered on a group of petty characters… More