Goto, l'île d'amour, (Goto, Island of Love) (1969)

Goto, l'île d'amour, (Goto, Island of Love)


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This unusual comic tragedy is filmed both in color and black-and-white and concerns the residents of the mythical island of Goto. Goto III (Pierre Brasseur) is the pompous dictator who allows children to witness public execution and has criminals fight it out in a theater to resolve their differences. Everyone is assigned a menial position, leading to full employment but aimless pursuits and no chance of social advancement. A man scheduled to fight on stage runs to the dictator's wife and begs … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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On DVD: Feb 28, 2006



as Glossia

as Gomor
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Critic Reviews for Goto, l'île d'amour, (Goto, Island of Love)

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Full Review… | April 4, 2011
Time Out
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The characters remain locked in their subterranean circles, yet Borowczyk finds transcendence amid the grime by insisting on the mystical force of longing

Full Review… | February 7, 2010

Borowczyk documents the strange hierarchies and rituals of an island of the imagination... and the result is a sort of absurdist anthropological allegory of blinkered outlooks, frustrated dreams and recurring tyrannies.

Full Review… | June 4, 2009
Eye for Film

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