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The Immortal Story (1968)

Histoire immortelle (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 18 September 1968
In the Portuguese town of Macao, a wealthy trader named Charles Clay hires two people to recreate a story of a sailor who is paid to impregnate a man's wife.

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The Portuguese colony of Macao in the 19th century. Mr. Clay is a very rich merchant and the subject of town gossip. He has spent many years in China and is now quite old. He likes his clerk Levinsky to read the company's accounts to him at night for relaxation. Tonight Mr. Clay recounts a true story he heard years before about a rich man who paid a poor sailor 5 guineas to father a child with his beautiful young wife. Levinsky says that's a popular old sailor's legend and not true. Mr. Clay has no heir for his fortune and no wife either. He resolves to make the story true... Levinsky approaches Virginie, another clerk's mistress, and strikes a bargain for 300 guineas. Now to find the sailor... Written by David Woodfield

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Orson Welles originally planned for this film to be made as part of an anthology of adaptations of stories by Karen Blixen. Originally made for French TV, it was later released in theaters. This movie is available on DVD from The Criterion Collection. See more »

Goofs

Some of the Chinese signs are upside down or backwards. See more »

Quotes

Elishama Levinsky: It is very hard on people who want things so badly that they can't do without them. If they can't get these things, it is very hard. And when they do get them, surely it is very hard.
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Gymnopedie No. 1
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Orson does Bergman Well
7 November 2003 | by (sparrow, AZ) – See all my reviews

hey this is pretty good. i was sort of afraid that i wouldnt like it. i was surprised. not because Orson Welles directed, and co-starred. he's my favorite director, and actor. it's just that, well, since it was made for French television i had my doubts. but it was a good movie and i enjoyed it and the shots were very cool and it had a sort of hypnotic power in its lazy simplicity. Orson Welles was truly the greatest director of all time. he was the first director to make the camera move like a ghost, and act like a ghost. the camera acts as a character in itself, but of course, it isnt there. some directors "over direct" by imitating Welle's style; one can over direct the same way one overacts. this movie reminded me of a Bergman piece. it moved slowly, thoughtfully, coolly. it's a cool movie to mellow out to.


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