Les Trois Couronnes du Matelot

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In this classically surreal fantasy, a sailor, known for telling tales, sees a student killing his teacher and decides to spin a few yarns for him. He tells the boy of his many adventures in exotic South American ports where he visited opium dens and stayed in cathouses. In such dark, dreamlike places, the sailor meets many strange, mystical characters.

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Audience Reviews for Les Trois Couronnes du Matelot

  • Oct 15, 2012
    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
  • Oct 31, 2011
    Improvisatory dementia of a sailor. The pirate syndrome from the unparalleled perspective of Ruiz is life itself with its varied misadventures. A bizarre tone cannot be absent as we are sent deep into the confusing realm of a lost mind. The counterpart of the character is an interesting approach: the intellectual student. What remains is a cataclysmic explosion of surreal catharsis scattered all over the place, with the darkest humor available. I don't know if anybody else agrees, but knowing the Spanish language actually helps you to understand some hidden allegories. 99/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 28, 2009
    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 D Super Reviewer
  • Jan 17, 2009
    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 S Super Reviewer

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