1981-1990ExperimentalFranceRaoul Ruiz

Raoul Ruiz – Het dak van de Walvis AKA On Top of the Whale (1982) (HD)

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.

At one level a parody of contemporary Western man’s remoteness from the pre-industrial Third World, the film is no less a comedy about the anthropological peculiarities of his own tribal customs, intellectual and otherwise. But this theme in turn is intermittently interrupted or at least complicated by purely visual explorations in colour, composition, perspective, texture and camera placement which pursue the language theme through formal metaphors. link
January 01, 1990

2.91GB | 1h 36mn | 1920×1080 | mkv


Language(s):Dutch, French, English
Subtitles:French – hc,English

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