On Top of the Whale (1982)

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4 stars
On Top of the Whale (1982)
Directed by Raúl Ruiz

A parody of anthropology, linguistics, and cultural imperialism. The film follows an unlikely team of linguists into the wilds of an ersatz Patagonia to study the last speakers of a dying language. That language apparently consists of a single word, which therefore means everything.

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Rated 4 stars