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Manuel on the Island of Wonders

Manoel dans l'île des merveilles

Directed by Raúl Ruiz
Portugal, France, 1984
Family, Adventure, Fantasy


This three part French TV serial for children is the favourite of many devotees of Raúl Ruiz. It ties the enchantment and mystery of Lewis Carroll, Carlo Collodi and the Brothers Grimm to the filmmaker’s experiments with narrative strategies and what he calls the pentaludic model of storytelling.

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Manuel on the Island of Wonders Directed by Raúl Ruiz

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