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57 Ratings

Three Sad Tigers

Tres tristes tigres

Directed by Raúl Ruiz
Chile, 1968


Ruiz offers a nearly plotless glimpse at a few days and nights in the lives of a brother and sister, Amanda and Tito, in Santiago’s semi-criminal underworld.

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Three Sad Tigers Directed by Raúl Ruiz

Critics reviews

The film’s temporal ambiguity, seeking to represent the suspended tempo of Chilean life, looks forward to Ruiz’s later more stylised and cerebral projects. Thanks to new tax laws favouring film and popular enthusiasm for a truly national cinema, Los Tres Tristes Tigres (the title is a well-known tongue-twister poorly translated asThree Sad Tigers) was a modest box-office success.
January 01, 2003
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