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On Top of the Whale 1982

  • June 20, 1986
  • 90 mins
  • Raúl Ruiz
  • Raúl Ruiz
  • Dutch; Flemish
  • Fantasy

A parody of anthropology, linguistics, and cultural imperialism. The film follows an unlikely team of linguists into the wilds of an ersatz Patagonia to study the last speakers of a dying language. That language apparently consists of a single word, which therefore means everything.

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