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The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)
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Summary: In the Napoleonic wars, an officer finds an old book that relates his grandfather's story, Alfons van Worden, captain in the Walloon guard. A man of honor and courage, he seeks the shortest route through the Sierra Morena. At an inn, the Venta Quemada, he sups with two Islamic princesses. They call him their cousin and seduce him; he wakes beside corpses under a gallows. He meets a hermit priest and a goatherd; each tells his story; he wakes again by the gallows... (imdb)
Genres: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Poland
Directed By: Wojciech Has
AKA: Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie
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na CHOICECOD CHOICECOD
60
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na Anplagd
88
T9
na turin turin
95
T10
na ebow
90
T5
na Svengali Svengali
72
T7
na coltrane
6
T9
na wogbo
87
T10
na edkrak edkrak
90
T10
na bal3x bal3x
50
T2
na empire434
100
T10
na filmscouting
70
T7
na korbenPL korbenPL
74
T10
na fartblaster fartblaster
74
T7
na finney28
70
T7
na Darbicus Darbicus
80
T9
na Theyshootpic
16
T4
na Hallogallo Hallogallo
8
T7
na Meowfresh Meowfresh
95
T10
na dirtyzen dirtyzen
90
T10
na sex36000
90
T6
na penguinbob31
85
T8
na welike
10
T1
na trannygranny
0
T3
na gork gork
81
T8
na micmac micmac•
91
T10
na KasperL KasperL
50
T4
Has its share of eye candy (cinematography and gypsy cleavages) and credit is due for the ambitious narrational device of nesting stories within stories where several of the strands become interconnected later on. This gimmick surely holds great potential, but unfortunately the individual stories did not appeal to me whatsoever (other than in the two ways listed initially). Also, the film is too long and it features a brand of humor that I don't really care for.
na elmakebabi elmakebabi
79
T9
In three words: 1) Stroke of genius 2) Slow pace 3) Boobs
na paghat paghat
100
T10
na Mr_Mocata Mr. Mocata
91
T9
na preface
6
T4
na Starecase
80
T6
na Ibn_Salami Ibn Salami
9
T10
na spicebrain
91
T9
na nrm4
83
T10
na owen1218
85
T9
na jacobb1313 jacobb1313
77
T7
Imagine Bunuelian plotting and symbolism punctuated by Mel Brooks' humdingers. I was mostly amused, but moments of the production feel stilted, trying just that tiny bit too hard to be surreal and clever. The film's playful use of time, luckily, feels effortless.
na FlixR8r FlixR8r
74
T8
na kyleloomis kyle.loomis
9
T10
Stories within stories ad infinitum. Frolicking freely through time with incessant charm and wonder, but not without a healthy dosage of death for balance. Circular narrative, dizzying even. Three hours is perhaps a bit too long but it was well worth it.
na michuk michuk
93
T10
na juan.v
80
T6
na DerDude DerDude
11
T10
na adrian adrian
40
T5
na jake_la
97
T9
na bibis bibis
90
T9
na elk84
100
T10
na Ronin21
83
T9
na Voice Within
95
T10
na Stalker
100
T10
na IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
79
T9
na catfacer catfacer
84
T8
na Barkinson
40
T3
na filmaffinity filmaffinity
73
T9
na telbis telbis
70
T6
na b4con b4con
90
T9
na arzinger
90
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na toanianaj toanianaj
85
T8
na Fetsch
94
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na escarta escarta
55
T4
na scollection
65
T9
na dariawrazen daria.wrazen
75
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na carria
76
T8
na kafkaligula
85
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na stoickov stoickov
80
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na theyshoot07
60
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na morozig morozig
70
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na HANDERS HANDERS
98
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na kasator kasator
90
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na zuleyka
80
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na themadelf66 themadelf66
72
T5
na zamanzaman zamanzaman
85
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na Seftref
100
T10
na hereslucas lucbapt
95
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na ptkw ptkw
90
T9
na nesriny nesriny
60
T2
na lyonlamb lyonlamb
100
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na pzingg
90
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na Gui Gui
85
T9
na piquiblanco
93
T9
na cshurshtopf
83
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na etherealtard
45
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na pristinepain gabaguillar
90
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na Groooan
33
T8
na Coheed
80
T8
na mallamp
75
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na kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
80
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na negative
3
T8
na cat9man cat9man
54
T2
na Svankmajer Svankmajer
100
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na Dicke_Taube
70
T6
na The_Mxe
78
T3
na maksler maksler
3
T6
na imdb imdb
79
T10
na Toke Za
70
T8
na davidme
36
T1
na SirRobbie SirRobbie
70
T6
na fishbubba
80
T7
na avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
75
T10
na aurora aurora
73
T8
na jeffv jeff_v
81
T10
"Something like quotients, which can be divided infinitely."
na cinemahell cinema_hell
80
T7
na zequalquer ze_qualquer
65
T7
na gam01 gam01
85
T9
na chinansky
94
T10
na theyshoot11
58
T2
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na JungleJulia Jungle_Julia
85
T10
na FitFortDanga MartinTeller
83
T8
Astonishing, with one caveat: it's very hard to get into this movie. The first half meanders on and on. The story is told largely in flashback, and the main thread goes nowhere and eventually gets tedious. But suddenly things click when Avadoro starts his tale: a magnificently circular and layered story that satisfies with wit, charm, and ingenuity. Everything comes together and heads for its wonderful conclusion. If you can make it through the early parts, it's a journey well worth taking.
na benrag benrag
78
T9
na hermitek hermitek
92
T10
na juliewardh
85
T2
na MikiRurk_STG
90
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na mucion mucion
90
T9
na bluesoul bluesoul
86
T8
na pl_
80
T9
na spider_7
70
T6
na billkerwin billkerwin
86
T8
A pioneering work of post-modernist narrative structure in film, but flawed, principally due to second-rate acting and a rather conventional visual imagination. The best thing about it is probably that it provided Bunuel with the inspiration he needed to develop the elliptical narrative structure he used to such great effect in his final films. I have to admit, though, that it kept my interest throughout the three hours.
na muhittin
92
T9
na dmk dmk
99
T10
na Dean_Franz Dean Franz
84
T9
Labyrinthine tale from sunny Poland, a mindfuck in the sense that you will literally feel like someone is having sexual intercourse with your brain whilst watching it. It's sometimes rough, sometimes lovely and sometimes maddeningly frustrating and probably shouldn't be attempted while enebriated. But when it's good it's fucking amazing.
na bizarreeye bizarre_eye
69
T6
na RNG
50
T6
na magnani magnani
100
T10
na sweetpeas
65
T4
na BaalMan
90
T9
na cibran cibran
92
T10
na eses
79
T3
na themagician
60
T3
na goran
77
T8
na LEAVES
56
T7
na Moribunny Moribunny
83
T10
Don Quixote meets Baron Munchhausen and they spend 1001 Nights together. Based on a novel, a frame-tale nesting many tall tales, sometimes several one within the other, with everything coming together eventually. Has' adaptation is majestic; marvelously directed and played, packed with intrigue and humor, ghosts and witchcraft, foolhardy swordsmen and gorgeous temptresses. The sets are mesmerizing. A rare union of artistic excellence and enthralling fantasy adventure.
na PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
91
T10
Great stories in a beautiful surreal film. Reminiscent of Buñuel it uses dark comedy to make pointed remarks about class and religion. The layers of narrative get a bit thick at times, with stories within stories within stories, but it's not too difficult to follow and very rewarding.
na Risselada Risselada
65
T5
na GrimsChild GrimsChild
65
T9
na Warren Warren
85
T8
na keskin keskin
85
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na dramat
93
T9
na to_te_rzydy
98
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na gargantua gargantua
93
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na alexcucu alexcucu
100
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na VojtisekII
100
T9
na LLawliet L Lawliet
60
T1
na Limdebois Limdebois
60
T5
na clarkah Prof. Sebby
70
T6
na pietias231 pietias231
83
T9
na mersault88
87
T10
na Necroyeti
86
T5
na joachimt joachimt
90
T10
na sebby sebby
45
T2
There's a lot to take in -- some of it magical and arresting, some of it . . . not. It's a mess of a film that's worth seeing, but I wouldn't call it the masterpiece that many do.
na mightysparks mightysparks
40
T2
na bob thrillin
79
T7
na mrrnn
11
T10
na suleyman suleyman
90
T9
na akujin akujin
93
T10
na winds winds
6
T8
na Veterini Veterini
78
T7
na Ruifelizardo
60
T3
na ehrenkm
60
T3
na magnoliakid
94
T8
na HVM
60
T4
na TonyS.
90
T10
na frbrown frbrown
60
T2
na rafalko6
9
T6
na jonnykungfu
85
T9
Stories with stories within stories. Complex tale comparable to later Bunuel in it's anti-linear narrative and absurdity. Often gets too convoluted or too confusing for its own good, but usually stays in the realm of entertaining, funny, weird, and layered.
na debaser1985
70
T6
na absalom absalom
100
T10
na TartanLlama
70
T6
na Clepsydra Clepsydra
50
T9
na FallFoliage
60
T5
na dhelm
99
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na theyshoot10
61
T3
775
na RiverRivers RiverRivers
86
T9
na Glurr
90
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na Rrulg
3
T6
na laika laika
77
T7
na satan satan
86
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na guvolefou guvolefou
90
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na mezjeyer
91
T10
na TMDaines TMDaines
85
T9
na tribuzi
88
T6
Average Tier 7.51 from 178 Rankings rss