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On Top of the Whale (1982)
"Het dak van de Walvis" (original title)

 -  Fantasy  -  20 June 1986 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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. Written by International Film Circuit <ifcplanet@aol.com>

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difficult to understand without appropriate background
20 October 2000 | by (Boston, US) – See all my reviews

I found this movie very difficult to watch and understand. Try to watch it together with someone who has enough background on the history and politics of South America, so that they can explain it to you. Otherwise, it will just be an interesting but weird movie.


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