Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky are two of the most artistically thoughtful filmmakers of the 21st century. The Turin Horse and The Werckmeister Harmonies are two of their greatest cinematic achievements. A lesser known film of theirs, The Man From London, may on the surface lack some of the weightier themes of those films, but stylistically it is at least their equal.
The film features their trademark fluid, highly choreographed long take camera moves as well as the use of wide angle lenses throughout. But the use of high contrast images and extreme blacks may be the most visually apparent. The film is squarely in the noir tradition, but uses high contrast, extreme blacks, and silhouettes in particularly daring and compelling ways.