Overall "Arabian Nights" is an ambitious yet unsuccessful project. While Vol. I is disjointed and ostentatious, Vol. III is inconsequent and trivial. At least Vol. II gives a good idea of what the project might have become if it had been properly executed. The first story is a nice take on contemporary contemplative film, the second story is a funny satire and the third story is a charming Perec-like kaleidoscope.