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16 Ratings

Dark at Noon

L'oeil qui ment

Directed by Raúl Ruiz
Portugal, France, 1992
Avant-Garde, Comedy, Fantasy


Come to the Village of the Dogs, it’s easy to find. Just follow the avenue of crutches and the prosthetic legs hanging from the trees. It’s where the Virgin Mary keeps appearing in the sky. And the local Marquis’ hobby is burying people alive, sometimes rescued by Ellic.

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Dark at Noon Directed by Raúl Ruiz

Critics reviews

The two worlds of the story – the real world and its double – correspond to a modern condition that Dark at Noon only alludes to through dramatising ‘old fashioned’ media like books and paintings as almost living entities. The shadow world of the fiction is really our own, present-day realm of media representations – film, TV, advertising billboards, computers – which threatens to swallow us up on a daily basis. Dark at Noon is about such mind-spinning possibilities.
January 01, 1994
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