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Raoul Ruiz

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Wandering Soap Opera (La Telenovela Errante) (2019)
  • Lowest Rated: 13% Blind Revenge (2012)
  • Birthday: Jul 25, 1941
  • Birthplace: Puerto Montt, Chile
  • Chilean filmmaker Raul Ruiz is one of the most innovative and versatile filmmakers in international cinema. The free-spirited Ruiz is unafraid to experiment in a variety of genres, including documentaries; he is also prolific and during his twenty year career has made over 50 films for theatrical release and European television. Before becoming a director, Ruiz wrote over 100 plays for avant-garde theater between 1956-1962. He began playing with filmmaking in the early sixties, but did not release a full feature Tres Tristes Tigres until 1968. This film put Ruiz in league with Chilean cinema innovators Miguel Littin and Aldo Francia. Ruiz's political activities forced him into to self-exile during the politically tempestuous '70s. Since 1973, he has been living in Paris where he has worked in European television while also continuing to make features. His films are characterized by fantastic images that deftly meld reality with imagination. To create his images, he utilizes a variety of strange camera angles, close-ups, bright colors, and complex plotlines that force the audience to work hard to understand his message. Though his films are renowned internationally, only a few of his films are available in the US.

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100% The Wandering Soap Opera (La Telenovela Errante) Screenwriter Producer Director 2019
100% What Now? Remind Me Actor 2014
95% Night Across the Street Director Screenwriter 2013
13% Blind Revenge Director 2012
No Score Yet Brise-glace Actor Director 2012
No Score Yet Petit Manuel D'histoire De France Director Screenwriter 2012
No Score Yet Fado majeur et mineur Screenwriter Director 2012
No Score Yet Le Professeur Taranne Director Screenwriter 2012
No Score Yet Richard III Screenwriter Director 2012
No Score Yet Cofralandes, cuarta parte: Evocaciones y valses Actor Director 2012
No Score Yet Le domaine perdu (The Lost Domain) Director Screenwriter 2012
No Score Yet Cofralandes, rapsodia chilena (Chilean Rhapsody) Actor Director 2012
85% Mysteries of Lisbon Director $0.2M 2011
No Score Yet Nadie Dijo Nada Screenwriter Director 2011
No Score Yet Ballet Aquatique Director 2011
No Score Yet Palomita Blanca Director Screenwriter 2011
No Score Yet Derriere le Mur Director 2011
No Score Yet La maison Nucingen (Nucingen House) Screenwriter Director 2008
32% Klimt Screenwriter Director 2005
No Score Yet Days in the Country (Dias de campo) Director Screenwriter 2004
63% That Day (Ce jour-là) Director Screenwriter 2003
No Score Yet A Place Among the Living Director 2003
No Score Yet Savage Souls (Les Âmes fortes) Director 2002
No Score Yet Miotte Vu Par Riuz Director 2001
20% Comédie de l'innocence (Comedy of Innocence) Director 2000
No Score Yet Combat d'amour en songe (Love Torn in Dream) Screenwriter Director 2000
70% Time Regained Director Screenwriter 1999
67% Genealogies of a Crime (Généalogies d'un crime) Screenwriter Director 1998
25% Shattered Image Director 1998
70% Three Lives and Only One Death Screenwriter Director 1996
No Score Yet L'Oeil qui ment (Dark at Noon, or Eyes and Lies) Director 1993
No Score Yet The Golden Boat Director Screenwriter 1990
No Score Yet Life Is a Dream (Mémoire des apparences) Director Screenwriter 1988
No Score Yet La chouette aveugle (The Blind Owl) Director 1987
No Score Yet On Top of the Whale Director Screenwriter 1986
No Score Yet Mammame Director 1986
No Score Yet The Castaways of Liguria Midshipman 1985
No Score Yet L'éveillé du pont de l'Alma (The Insomniac on the Bridge) Director Screenwriter 1985
No Score Yet L'Ile Au Trésor Screenwriter Director 1985
No Score Yet La ville des pirates (City of Pirates) Screenwriter Director 1984
No Score Yet Les Trois Couronnes du Matelot Director Screenwriter 1982
No Score Yet O Território (The Territory) Director Screenwriter 1981
No Score Yet L'Hypothèse du tableau volé (The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting) Screenwriter Director 1979
No Score Yet La vocation suspendue (The Suspended Vocation) Director 1978
No Score Yet Colloque des chiens (Dog's Dialogue) Director Screenwriter 1977
No Score Yet Dialogues of the Exiled (Dialogos de exiliados) (Dialogues of Exiles) Director 1975
No Score Yet El Realismo Socialista Director 1973
No Score Yet Three Sad Tigers (Tres tristes tigres) Director 1968
No Score Yet La Maleta Screenwriter Director 1960


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