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Three Lives and Only One Death (1996)

Trois vies et une seule mort (original title)
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.

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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. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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Radio Announcer: Extreme happiness is a form of misery.
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References Alphaville (1965) See more »

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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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