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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)

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Mar 26 Junkie Junkie
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Mar 10 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
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Mar 02 jerrywarton
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Feb 09, 2016 trogdor3
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Feb 02, 2016 kennardjon
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70T4
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May 20, 2012 davidme
36T1
Apr 29, 2012 zamanzaman zamanzaman
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Apr 21, 2012 nrm4
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Apr 15, 2012 KasperL KasperL
50T4
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.
Apr 14, 2012 filmscouting
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Mar 22, 2012 The_Mxe
78T3
Mar 03, 2012 guvolefou guvolefou
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Mar 02, 2012 elmakebabi elmakebabi
79T9
In three words: 1) Stroke of genius 2) Slow pace 3) Boobs
Feb 21, 2012 dariawrazen daria.wrazen
75T8
Feb 17, 2012 DerDude DerDude
11T10
Feb 05, 2012 pzingg
90T7
Jan 04, 2012 TonyS.
90T10
Dec 18, 2011 pl_
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Dec 02, 2011 theyshoot11
58T2
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Nov 25, 2011 sebby sebby
45T2
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.
Nov 08, 2011 TartanLlama
70T6
Sep 29, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
74T10
Sep 08, 2011 Anplagd
88T9
Aug 23, 2011 Mentaculus Mentaculus
77T7
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.
Aug 22, 2011 jonnykungfu
85T9
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.
Aug 14, 2011 b4con b4con
90T9
Jul 31, 2011 pietias231 pietias231
83T9
Jul 31, 2011 bob thrillin
79T7
Jul 28, 2011 ebow
90T4
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85T8
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83T6
May 16, 2011 magnani magnani
100T10
May 01, 2011 FallFoliage
60T5
Apr 05, 2011 catfacer catfacer
84T8
Apr 01, 2011 scollection
65T9
Mar 05, 2011 Warren Warren
85T8
Jan 25, 2011 zequalquer ze_qualquer
65T7
Jan 07, 2011 mrrnn
11T10
Dec 18, 2010 etherealtard
45T2
Dec 12, 2010 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
91T10
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.
Nov 08, 2010 Ruifelizardo
60T3
Nov 03, 2010 elk84
100T10
Oct 10, 2010 keskin keskin
85T10
Sep 29, 2010 magnoliakid
94T8
Aug 31, 2010 cat9man cat9man
54T2
Aug 14, 2010 kyleloomis kyle.loomis
9T10
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.
Aug 11, 2010 kasator kasator
90T10
Aug 10, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
79T9
Jul 26, 2010 Seftref
100T10
Jul 15, 2010 micmac micmac•
91T10
Jul 08, 2010 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
80T10
Jul 04, 2010 billkerwin billkerwin
86T8
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.
Jun 27, 2010 Voice Within
95T10
May 08, 2010 pristinepain gabaguillar
90T8
Apr 25, 2010 korbenPL korbenPL
74T10
Apr 24, 2010 satan satan
86T10
Apr 19, 2010 ehrenkm
60T3
Mar 08, 2010 Gui Gui
85T9
Mar 07, 2010 jeffv jeff_v
81T10
"Something like quotients, which can be divided infinitely."
Feb 16, 2010 Fetsch
94T10
Jan 31, 2010 empire434
100T10
Jan 15, 2010 theyshoot10
61T3
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Jan 14, 2010 Risselada Risselada
65T5
Dec 23, 2009 Coheed
80T8
Dec 10, 2009 madderroot madderroot
92T10
Dec 07, 2009 Dean_Franz Dean Franz
84T9
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.
Nov 01, 2009 alexcucu alexcucu
100T8
Oct 25, 2009 akujin akujin
93T10
Oct 20, 2009 SirRobbie SirRobbie
70T6
Oct 03, 2009 winds winds
6T8
Sep 09, 2009 negative
3T8
Jul 19, 2009 mezjeyer
91T10
Jun 14, 2009 chinansky
94T10
Jun 12, 2009 to_te_rzydy
98T10
May 20, 2009 Veterini Veterini
78T7
May 15, 2009 dirtyzen dirtyzen
90T10
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100T10
Apr 12, 2009 imdb imdb
79T10
Apr 01, 2009 dmk dmk
99T10
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100T10
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90T9
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100T9
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92T9
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6T9
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86T8
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99T10
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81T8
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73T9
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80T6
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90T10
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77T8
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9T6
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70T6
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100T10
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88T6
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85T8
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50T6
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73T8
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90T9
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91T9
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100T10
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60T4
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90T9
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95T10
Dec 12, 2007 sex36000
90T6
Dec 03, 2007 welike
10T1
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85T9
Sep 08, 2007 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
83T8
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.
Sep 01, 2007 Moribunny Moribunny
83T10
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.
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93T10
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16T4
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98T10
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95T10
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100T10
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