24 Frames: O Cavalo de Turim (A torinói ló, Béla Tarr, 2011)

“In Turin on 3rd January, 1889, Friedrich Nietzsche steps out of the doorway of number six, Via Carlo Albert. Not far from him, the driver of a hansom cab is having trouble with a stubborn horse. Despite all his urging, the horse refuses to move, whereupon the driver loses his patience and takes his whip to it. Nietzsche comes up to the throng and puts an end to the brutal scene, throwing his arms around the horse’s neck, sobbing. His landlord takes him home, he lies motionless and silent for two days on a divan until he mutters the obligatory last words, and lives for another ten years, silent and demented, cared for by his mother and sisters. We do not know what happened to the horse.”

“Turim, 3 de Janeiro de 1889. O filósofo Friedrich Nietzsche sai de casa. Ali perto um camponês luta com a teimosia do seu cavalo, que se recusa a obedecer. O homem perde a paciência e começa a chicotear o animal. Nietzsche aproxima-se e tenta impedir a brutalidade dos golpes com o seu próprio corpo. Naquele momento perde os sentidos e é levado para casa onde permanece em silêncio por dois dias. A partir daquele trágico evento Nietzsche nunca mais recuperará a razão, ficando aos cuidados da sua mãe e irmãs até ao dia da sua morte, a 25 de Agosto de 1900.”

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