7.3/10
504
4 user 9 critic

La ville des pirates (1983)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy | December 1989 (USA)
A surreal odyssey in which a melancholic maidservant crosses paths with a homicidal little boy, travels to a tiny island of pirates and encounters a man with multiple personalities.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Take a walk into the dreamlike world of filmmaker Raul Ruiz as he takes us to Paris for a twisting ride. Four strangely symmetrical stories unfold involving love, lust, crime, and time.

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Galiena, Marisa Paredes
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Pialat
Stars: Marlène Jobert, Jean Yanne, Christine Fabréga
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Coming to you as if from a dream half-remembered, two oneiric fantasies by the great Chilean fabulist Raúl Ruiz. First, a great guide - with pages torn out - for beginners, this picture has... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Elsa Zylberstein, Lambert Wilson
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A lush, elegant epic taking us on a time-swirling trip down the infinitely complex labyrinth that is Marcel Proust's memory lane.

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart, Vincent Perez
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After an actor finds a treasure map detailing the location of ancient gold hidden near a town in the Misiones province named after the 19th-century politician Leandro N. Alem, he persuades ... See full summary »

Directors: Alejo Moguillansky, Fia-Stina Sandlund
Stars: Luciana Acuña, Guillermo Goldschmidt, Walter Jakob
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Adriano Luz, Maria João Bastos, Ricardo Pereira
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Monique is dying. Around her gather her unfaithful husband, her son, who is like his father, and her daughter-in-law. We observe them playing with life as she dies.

Director: Maurice Pialat
Stars: Nathalie Baye, Hubert Deschamps, Philippe Léotard
Balnearios (2002)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Mariano Llinás
Stars: Verónica Llinás, Mario Mactas, Alejandro Zucco
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Steve Baës, Rebecca Pauly, Paulo Branco
Castro (2009)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Four characters are looking for a man called Castro, but we don't know why. For some mysterious reason, Castro is running. He has left his life behind, and survives by hiding in a room in a... See full summary »

Director: Alejo Moguillansky
Stars: Edgardo Castro, Julia Martínez Rubio, Alberto Suárez
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Elroy, a depressive cop with burned facial skin, is doing an investigation on a Scottish island. A teenage girl has disappeared, and her mother testifies, seemingly unaffected. The teenager... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Mandico
Stars: Serguei Ivanov, Elina Löwensohn
Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Bertrand Mandico
Stars: Elina Löwensohn, Eva Maloisel, Thomas Arnold
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Toby
Anne Alvaro ...
...
Malo, the boy
André Engel ...
The fisherman
João Bénard da Costa ...
The father (as Duarte de Almeida)
Clarisse Dole ...
The mother
André Gomes ...
The policeman
Edit

Storyline

A surreal odyssey in which a melancholic maidservant crosses paths with a homicidal little boy, travels to a tiny island of pirates and encounters a man with multiple personalities.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

December 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Cidade Dos Piratas  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Melvil Poupaud. See more »

Connections

Edited into Spisok korabley (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Who forgot to tell me about Ruiz?
23 January 2004 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I just came back from the International Film Festival of Rotterdam and saw La ville des Pirates in a retrospective about Ruiz's work. Why didn't I know about this man and his sheer genius? This film has the quality of a Godard or a Truffaut.... Or better yet...He is another Bunuel! His surrealistic tale about the adventures of a young woman regaining her balance in a disturbed world is mind-blowing. So powerful, witty, intellectual and colorful.

Mr. Ruiz I salute you


13 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?