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Three Crowns of the Sailor
Three Crowns of the Sailor
Actors: Jean-Bernard Guillard, Philippe Deplanche, Jean Badin, Nadège Clair, Lisa Lyon
Director: Raoul Ruiz
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
UR     2006     1hr 57min

Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Raul Ruiz (TIME REGAINED, COMEDY OF INNOCENCE) offers up this innovative, multilayered drama that slides provocatively between reality and fantasy. On a dark, foggy night, a student meet...  more »


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Actors: Jean-Bernard Guillard, Philippe Deplanche, Jean Badin, Nadège Clair, Lisa Lyon
Director: Raoul Ruiz
Creators: Raoul Ruiz, Jean Lefaux, José Luís Vasconcelos, Maya Feuiette, Paulo Branco, Emilio Del Solar, François Ede
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Facets
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 07/25/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/1982
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1982
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 57min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 10
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: French
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Ruiz magic
Eugene Ulman | 11/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I hadn't seen this film for several years, and Ruiz films are often hard to find, so the arrival of this DVD was a cause for celebration. A metaphysical travel tale and a very different approach to narrative, in which everything connects perfectly but you're not quite sure how. Also worth noting the amazing cinematography by Sacha Vierny. In an age of fim-making by numbers, thank you Raul Ruiz for constantly surprising us."
Three Danish crowns, this is the prize, nor more nor less!
Hiram Gomez Pardo | Valencia, Venezuela | 07/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Three crowns for a sailor is a dense, complex and multidimensional movie, due its poetic feature. It's besides, a mesmerizing voyage into the labyrinths of the memory, where livings, faces, facts, actions, personages fill the screen with a ceaseless and disturbing presence.

In the middle of a foggy night, a sailor meets a young student who recently murdered a man, that's why the loneliness and the guilty will shake hands, and just for the prize of three Danish crowns, this sailor will tell him his entire life. Evocation, despair, sharp reflections about the art, the life and the human condition will be part of this voyage around the world, where this nomade existence of sailor is carved in relief.

The tango is also, a silent actor with its brief cameos in crucial dialogues hovered by that dark could of nostalgy, hopeless and desperation. A ticket to get a chance to be in this ship, whose members are true phantoms, hungry to know the livings of this man.

But remember; if you want to be in that ship, you will have to kill a man, in order to deserve your right to be there.

A dense but memorable film, a glorious masterpiece in all the sense of the word."