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On Top of the Whale
On Top of the Whale
7.7
/10
106 Ratings

ON TOP OF THE WHALE

Het dak van de Walvis

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Directed by Raúl Ruiz
Netherlands, 1982
Fantasy, Mystery

Synopsis

A parody of anthropology, linguistics, and cultural imperialism. The film follows an unlikely team of linguists into the wilds of an ersatz Patagonia to study the last speakers of a dying language. That language apparently consists of a single word, which therefore means everything.

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Synopsis

A parody of anthropology, linguistics, and cultural imperialism. The film follows an unlikely team of linguists into the wilds of an ersatz Patagonia to study the last speakers of a dying language. That language apparently consists of a single word, which therefore means everything.

Trailer