Extraordinary Stories (2011)
Critic Reviews for Extraordinary Stories
A contagiously playful and thrillingly inventive work, a film that's more compulsively watchable and conventionally entertaining than any synopsis would begin to suggest.
"...what's extraordinary about these stories is the way they're told."
Llinás spins his tale(s) with such dexterity that I'd like to say he uses flashbacks within dream sequences within flashbacks-but he does this so seamlessly, even while employing three semi-reliable third-person narrators, that it's hard to know for sure.
One of the more unusual and entertaining films I have recently seen.
Audience Reviews for Extraordinary Stories
my attention span isn't the best and i often have trouble sitting through a 90 mins film so it was with some trepidation that i approached mariano llinas' 4 hour argentine epic, but i needn't have worried. this unique, amazing film has now become my favorite road movie. and it's much more than that. some compare it to a novel, by the likes of pynchon or borges, but it explodes narrative conventions in indescribable ways, without ever losing the audience. interweaving the stories of three men in a number of genres (thriller, romance, adventure, war film) with wonderful music selections, the film was made extremely low budget by this film professor and his students and became a sensation on the festival circuit but as yet has no dvd release in any english speaking country. however it's the most entertaining thing i've seen in ages and i could easily watch four more hours of this. mysterious and wonderful and unlike anything else you've seen. also the date should be 2008
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