About the film
On Top of the Whale
Release Date: February 04, 1982
|Production Companies||:||Film International Rotterdam|
|Producers||:||Kees Kasander, Monica Tegelaar|
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.