2nd\NE Quadrant: The Approval Matrix
SYNOPSIS: In the ashes of the Communist utopia in Hungary, a group of lost souls from a collective farm choose to follow a new messiah towards an uncertain future. In the endless rain and mud they work out their salvation in a series of encounters that Tarr's camera covers in long complex shots...which reveals the emptiness and the futility of their shabby existence.
-- Cinema Parallel
"BEST FILM OF 1996"........ J. HOBERMAN , VILLAGE VOICE
Satantango - Opening Sequence