Les Trois Couronnes du Matelot (1982)

Les Trois Couronnes du Matelot





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A sailor regales a young student with tales of danger and adventure in this surreal fantasy. The sailor's unusual, dream-like stories include not only visits to exotic ports and opium dens, but also encounters with a wide variety of odd, mystical characters.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Raoul Ruiz, Francois Ede
On DVD: Jul 25, 2006



as The Blindman

as The Officer

as The Student

as Mathilde
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Critic Reviews for Les Trois Couronnes du Matelot

All Critics (1)

The yarns are timeless and mystical.

Full Review… | August 2, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Les Trois Couronnes du Matelot

A sailor promises a student who has murdered his teacher a chance to sail away on a ship, but first he tells the story of his bizarre adventures sailing the seas on the cursed boat. Literary surrealism, a mixture of nonsense and mind games, with a sense of humor as dry and black as gunpowder.

Greg S

Super Reviewer

a marvelous ghost story in the style of magical realism, the film plays like an opium dream, hallucinatory and disorienting. perhaps a bit long and some of the acting seems stiff but the astonishingly imaginative visuals more than compensate. inspired by coleridge's rime of the ancient mariner, an immortal tale of the sea

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

Short tales of ordinary madness or in our case,uncompromising anarchy.The interaction between two radicals (a student versus an experienced sailor) is but the premise of a psychological duel beyond the dreamland and into the web de mort.What we're witnessing is a journey to the unknown where the finale is more than a catharsis!

Dimitris Springer

Super Reviewer

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