—Shows Screenings Visual Arts Think
December 19, 2012
Winner Grand Prix Berlin Film Festival
On January 3, 1889 in Turin, Italy, Friedrich Nietzsche steps out of the doorway of number 6, Via Carlo Albert. Not far from him, a cab driver is having trouble with a stubborn horse. The horse refuses to move, whereupon the driver loses his patience and takes his whip to it. Nietzsche puts an end to the brutal scene, throwing his arms around the horse's neck, sobbing. After this, he lies motionless and silent for two days on a divan, until he loses consciousness and his mind. Somewhere in the countryside, the driver of the cab lives with his daughter and the horse.