The Man From London

The Man From London

DVD - 2012
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Lonely railway worker Maloin leads a simple, humdrum life with his teenage daughter and high-strung wife at the edge of an infinite sea. He barely notices the world around him, and has already accepted its slow and inevitable deterioration. His inner life is suddenly thrown into chaos after he stumbles upon a deadly business transaction that leaves him with a money-stuffed suitcase and guilty conscience for a crime he didn't commit.
Publisher: [United States] : Zeitgeist Films, [2012]
Branch Call Number: Hungarian DVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (132 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in


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Mar 24, 2018

Skip this unless you were not bored with another Hungarian film by same director "The Turin Horse 2011 in B&W" and the Japanese "The Naked Island 裸の島 Hadaka no shima 1960 in B&W." On the other hand, though the drama of this one is also philosophical on the hardship of ordinary folks in times of social disorder, there was a murder at the dock and that the protagonist, the switchman at a seaside railway station, was the lone eye witness.

The Man from London (Hungarian: A londoni férfi) is a 2007 Hungarian film directed by Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky. It is an adaptation by Tarr and his collaborator-friend László Krasznahorkai of the 1934 French language novel L'Homme de Londres by prolific Belgian writer Georges Simenon. The film was co-directed by editor Ágnes Hranitzky, and features an international ensemble cast including Czech actor Miroslav Krobot, Tilda Swinton, and Hungarian actors János Derzsi and István Lénárt.


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Mar 26, 2018

What's new?
-Fine. And yours? News?
-Why, what happened?
Little Vera's got flu for the third time this year.
Listen, Maloin! If you like, she can leave in a week. In fact, she's got to
leave after this because I won't tolerate this in my shop. But she must work the full week!
-I won't let her stay!
Listen here, I'll go to the police if I have to!
-Do what you want! I don't give a damn!
I'm going to complain to the workers' tribunal!
It's so like you! You keep your mouth shut for months, then at the worst possible moment you do something idiotic!
- It's not idiotic.
It couldn't be more idiotic! No one's going to take her on when word gets out about this! Don't you understand?
I understand your state of shock. You should know... that I have investigated a good number of cases. Yours is a case of self-defence. Please accept (a theater owner) Mitchell's gift. Do take it... you deserve it... Go home... and forget the whole thing.


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