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Corto Maltese: La cour secrète des Arcanes (2002)

In 1918, civil wars are tearing Russia and China apart. Laconic adventurer Corto Maltese is hired by a Chinese secret society to capture a train that's taking Tzar's gold abroad. His friend Rasputin joins him, but only hell awaits them.

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Pascal Morelli

Writers:

Natalia Borodin, Hugo Pratt (graphic novel "Corto Sconta dette Arcana") | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Richard Berry ... Corto Maltese (voice)
Patrick Bouchitey ... Raspoutine (voice)
Barbara Schulz Barbara Schulz ... Changaï Li (voice)
Marie Trintignant ... La Duchesse Marina Seminova (voice)
Frédéric van den Driessche ... (voice)
Marc Chapiteau Marc Chapiteau ... Semenov (voice)
Maxime Leroux Maxime Leroux ... Nino (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hervé Bellon Hervé Bellon ... Tchang (voice)
Philippe Cotten Philippe Cotten ... Tippit (voice)
Emmanuel Curtil Emmanuel Curtil ... Barrow (voice)
Patrice Dozier Patrice Dozier ... Longue Vie (voice)
Jean-Michel Dupuis Jean-Michel Dupuis ... Von Ungern (voice)
Paule Emanuele Paule Emanuele ... Mme Hu (voice) (as Paule Emmanuele)
Sébastien Fromanger Sébastien Fromanger ... Une Oreille (voice)
Bô Geste Bô Geste ... (voice)
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At the end of 1918 while civil war is raging on in Russia, antagonism is slowly spreading to the East, between the Oural mountains and Shanghai. Stuck between a desire to save what's left of the great Imperial Russia, and starting from a clean slate, old generals, secret organizations, and mercenaries attracted by gold, struggle to take advantage of the events. As Corto Maltese returns to Shanghai, he barely gets time to cross paths with his old friend/nemesis Raspoutine, and escape a murder attempt before being contacted by members of a Chinese secret organization called "The Red Lanterns". In the heart of violent Mandchourian horizons, Corto and Raspoutine launch themselves into a fabulous treasure hunt, following the tracks of the mysterious armor-plated train of Koltchak. A steel monster spiked with canons and machine guns, this trains protects the counter-revolutionaries gold, traveling through Mongolia, and! Mandchouria. While following the bloody trail of this doomed train, ... Written by Serge Ansay

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Country:

France | Italy | Luxembourg

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 September 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Corto Maltese See more »

Filming Locations:

Cuba

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Corto Maltese is a popular European comic book character, the hero of an eponymous comic book series created by late Italian comic artist Hugo Pratt (1927-1995). Most stories are set near, during or just after World War I and follow Corto, a laconic sea captain and adventurer who often travels to exotic places around the world, but rarely gets anything out of it. The brutality of the world and this chaotic era is often depicted in these stories. Secret societies, mad warlords and other more behind-the-scenes players are met by Corto more often than he'd like. This movie is based on one of these stories. See more »

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I thought there was nothing as good as reading the graphic novels.
9 April 2006 | by CortoMaltese007See all my reviews

And still think that I was right but I admit that this was close. Very close.

The other day I was going to lend it to a friend, he didn't know it was animated and I hadn't realized about it. When I mentioned it my friend looked at me as if he was disappointed. But I kind of insisted. Some days later, once he had already seen it, he told me he was surprised about the quality an animated film can have. So, I don't say I am a manga fan but why do people have the concept of animated films as childish??? People have these awful concepts don't they.

Finally I think a story/legend/tale/myth like Corto Maltese should have his higher and deserved place in popular knowledge and we the ones that know him should collaborate to it. We must not let him stay away as he did frequently in his stories.


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