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Three Lives and Only One Death (1996)
"Trois vies et une seule mort" (original title)

 |  Comedy, Crime  |  11 October 1996 (USA)
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Take a walk into the weird world of filmmaker Raul Ruiz as he takes us to Paris for a twisted ride. A man which shares four names and four personalities (which is the real one?) is the link... See full summary »

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Mateo Strano / Georges Vickers / Butler / Luc Allamand
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Maria Gabri-Colosso, "Tania la Corse"
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María
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Martin
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Cécile
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Hélène
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André
Jean-Yves Gautier ...
Mario
Jacques Pieiller ...
Tania's Husband
Pierre Bellemare ...
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Luca
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Bum #1
Roland Topor ...
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Jacques Delpi ...
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Jean Badin ...
Antoine José
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Take a walk into the weird world of filmmaker Raul Ruiz as he takes us to Paris for a twisted ride. A man which shares four names and four personalities (which is the real one?) is the link between four different, yet similar, stories involving love, lust, crime, and time. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Last filmed starring by Marcello Mastroianni that was released before his death in 1996. See more »

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Mateo Strano: Excuse me. I can usually control my hilarity.
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An die Musik, D.547
Words by Franz von Schober
Music by Franz Schubert
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Three deaths
15 January 1999 | by (monterrey) – See all my reviews

Great dark humour, very funny, felliniesque film. Mastroianni is as good as always. A tad confusing at times. Requires complete attention at all times. The ending is the best part, a very clever film.


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