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78 Ratings


Directed by Monte Hellman
United States, Italy, 1988


In this drama, a misshapen sailor with the features of a lizard is tormented all his life for his deformities. When he and others are marooned on an island the tables are turned and he rules them with a ruthless hand.

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Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1988 | Special Mention: Filmcritica Bastone Bianco Award

Critics reviews

These miniature flourishes combine with the epic landscape cinematography to gently push the film out of the allegoric and into the mythic, capped off by a haunting final shot that ends the movie on a note of grace, albeit one so grim even Flannery O’Conner might be repulsed.
October 02, 2014
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