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8.1
/10
571 Ratings

THREE CROWNS OF THE SAILOR

Les trois couronnes du matelot

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Directed by Raúl Ruiz
France, 1983
Drama, Fantasy, Avant-Garde
      French
      English & 4 more
      ADULT

Synopsis

A drunken sailor persuades a student who has just committed a brutal murder to accompany and listen to his macabre life story. Discovering that he’s condemned to remain the only living member of the crew, the sailor passes through a series of adventures in brothels and Latin American ports.

Our take

Tall tales are exhumed from the drunken fog of memory in this hallucinatory maritime adventure in storytelling from Raúl Ruiz. The fractured narrative design and dazzling, poetic visuals lend the destabilizing sense of being at sea, albeit in a vessel clearly being steered by a cinematic master.

Synopsis

A drunken sailor persuades a student who has just committed a brutal murder to accompany and listen to his macabre life story. Discovering that he’s condemned to remain the only living member of the crew, the sailor passes through a series of adventures in brothels and Latin American ports.

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Three Crowns of the SailorDirected byRaúl Ruiz
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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1983 | Winner: Perspectives du Cinéma Award

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