Sátántangó (Satan's Tango)
Sátántangó (Satan's Tango) (1994)

This seven-hour European epic takes place in an abandoned Hungarian farm machinery plant. There live a small band of hobos who will do anything they can to leave the place. A series of events occurs, but the story presents those events from… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 8, 1994
DVD Release Date: July 22, 2008
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

Its seven-hour runtime warns off dabblers, the one-screening-a-day bulk defies profit motive, and its protagonists -- Tarr's "poor, ugly, sad, and damned people" -- deny expectations of pleasure. It is also, at times, funny as hell.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

In Sátántangó, life is beautiful and grotesque by turns, and never less than mesmerizing.

Jason Anderson

It may sound absurd to say that a seven-hour movie has hardly a wasted moment -- as famously insisted by Susan Sontag -- but Tarr's minimalism has maximum impact, especially when the film's satiric nature becomes more prominent in the final hour.

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Derek Elley

The marathon Satan's Tango is a magnum opus to end all magna opera, a dark, funny, apocalyptic allegory of the Hungarian psyche that stimulates, irritates, soothes and startles with blinding strokes of genius in equal turn.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

This startling, apocalyptic work is sometimes over-extended, but it builds to a powerful, rhythmic climax of breakdown and withdrawal.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Attention-grabbing from the first moments and unwilling to relinquish its grip for any part of its hypertrophic running time.

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Ed Halter
Village Voice

Critics have rightfully hailed Tarr as one of filmdom's criminally undersung geniuses.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

One of the great, largely unseeable movies of the last dozen years.

Dan Jardine
Slant Magazine

The food is delicious...but the portions are SO LARGE!

Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhăes
Though the hyperbolic running time will certainly be a barrier for many viewers, those with patience to spare may find this a visually stunning, spellbinding… More
Lauren Donis
I actually watched this over a week, watching an hour a day. Some people have said this isn't the right way to watch it, but for me it was. I have trouble… More
Stella Dallas
yes it's worth seven hours of your life
Dimitris Springer
I can't describe it.It's an opus equivalent to what philosophy and opera really mean to anyone who's a fervent supporter of all types of arts.No… More
Cameron Johnson
"Hungry Hungry Hungarians" is probably something that I would say more shamelessly if this film was exciting as the drama bout famine that looks like… More