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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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92 91%
Agora, isso é uma narrativa intrincada, em meados do filme estava quase desistindo porque os contos dentro dos contos estavam por um fio de perderem a mão, mas a amarração tão brilhante não deixou o filme degringolar - é realmente um momento único no cinema, eu particularmente não recomendaria que tentassem de novo ligar esse tipo de emaranhado narrativo, o resultado foi feliz por pouco. BlurayRip no MakingOff.
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60 14%
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79 22%
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60 7%
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85 93%
Apr 21, 2012 nrm4
83 91%
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50 31%
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Apr 14, 2012 filmscouting
70 56%
Mar 22, 2012 The_Mxe
78 21%
Mar 03, 2012 guvolefou guvolefou
90 97%
Mar 02, 2012 elmakebabi elmakebabi
79 83%
In three words: 1) Stroke of genius 2) Slow pace 3) Boobs
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75 69%
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11 98%
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90 69%
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90 97%
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80 88%
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58 15%
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45 16%
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
70 54%
Sep 29, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
74 93%
Sep 08, 2011 Anplagd
88 83%
Aug 23, 2011 Mentaculus Mentaculus
77 65%
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Aug 22, 2011 jonnykungfu
85 86%
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Aug 14, 2011 b4con b4con
90 84%
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83 82%
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79 62%
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90 31%
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85 71%
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83 55%
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100 97%
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60 42%
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84 74%
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65 85%
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85 76%
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65 68%
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11 94%
Dec 18, 2010 etherealtard
45 11%
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91 95%
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100 92%
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85 95%
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94 69%
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54 13%
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9 95%
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Aug 11, 2010 kasator kasator
90 94%
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79 86%
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91 98%
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86 71%
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95 94%
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90 72%
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74 94%
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86 96%
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60 20%
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85 86%
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81 92%
"Something like quotients, which can be divided infinitely."
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100 99%
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61 21%
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67 45%
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84 82%
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70 37%
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79 92%
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90 80%
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92 88%
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90 95%
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77 78%
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70 33%
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100 84%
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85 67%
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50 50%
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73 76%
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90 88%
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91 86%
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100 96%
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90 79%
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95 90%
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90 40%
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10 9%
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85 83%
Sep 08, 2007 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
83 77%
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83 92%
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