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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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Radio Announcer: Extreme happiness is a form of misery.
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An die Musik, D.547
Words by Franz von Schober
Music by Franz Schubert
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Surrealistic, strange, talky, flat, confusing.
4 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

Raul Ruiz has crafted a genuinely surrealistic film, dealing with such subjects as identity, time, chance and the cyclical pattern of events, but for all his camera tricks (some of which are outstanding), his storytelling is rather flat, and his characters talk too much. Ruiz asks for too much patience and too many allowances on the part of the viewer, without giving his stories the kicker that would justify them; his one big revelation was all but spoiled in pretty much every review of the film, not to mention its own title. (*1/2)


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