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The Man from London

The Man from London

A Feature film by Béla Tarr

Produced by 13 Productions

Release in France : 24/09/2008


    Maloin leads a simple, aimless life confined by the infinite sea; he barely notices the world around him. He has already accepted his life’s long and inevitable deterioration and his enormous solitude.
    When he witnesses a murder, his life takes a whole other turn and he finds himself confronted by sin, morality, punishment, split between the boundaries of innocence and complicity. This state of skepticism leads him down the path of thinking about the importance of life and the meaning of existence.
    The film touches on mankind’s indestructible desire for life, freedom, happiness, illusions never realized, these little nothings that bring us the energy to keep living, sleeping, and waking up day after day. Maloin’s story is our story, it is the story of all those who doubt and who can still wonder about their pale existence.

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (3)

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    13 Productions

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    Foreign production company :

    Black Forest Film

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    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producer :

    Paul Saadoun

    Sound Recordist :

    György Kovacs

    Director of Photography :

    Fred Kelemen

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Chloé Lorenzi, Stanislas Baudry

    Production Designers :

    Laszlo Rajk, Agnes Hranitzky, Jean-Pascal Chalard

    Costume designer :

    Janos Breckl

    Author of original work :

    Georges Simenon

    Screenwriters :

    Béla Tarr, Laszlo Krasznahorkai

    Production managers :

    Jean-Claude Marchant, Pierre Dieulafait

    Editor :

    Agnes Hranitzky

    Music Composer :

    Mihàly Vig

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Hungary, Germany, Great Britain

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Hungary, Germany, Great Britain)

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    Runtime :

    2 h 12 min

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    Black & White

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    Dolby SR

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