On Top of the Whale

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On Top of the Whale

On Top of the Whale

Release Date: February 04, 1982

Year    :   1982
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Fantasy
Production Companies    :   Film International Rotterdam
Director    :   Raúl Ruiz
Producers    :   Kees Kasander, Monica Tegelaar
Writers    :   Raúl Ruiz
RunTime    :   90 mins.

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.

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