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Raúl Ruiz's Dreams
837 Ratings

City of Pirates

La ville des Pirates

Directed by Raúl Ruiz
Portugal, France, 1983
Drama, Fantasy, Adventure
  • French
  • English
Raúl Ruiz's Dreams


Surrealist fantasy drama featuring three characters – a murderous and provocative, albeit angel-faced boy, a woman who may be his mother, and a man who may be the same boy.

Our take

Simply one of the best from the late Chilean exile fantasist and inexhaustible virtuoso Raúl Ruiz, his celebrated fantasy film City of Pirates is a hypnagogic hallucination that remains indescribable. You can only experience it—or better yet, dream it.

City of Pirates Directed by Raúl Ruiz

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