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City of Pirates

City of Pirates

A Feature film by Raoul Ruiz, Valeria Sarmiento

Produced by Les Films du Passage, Metro Filmes

Release in France : 22/02/1984

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Actors (6)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producers :

Les Films du Passage, Metro Filmes

French distribution :

Gerick Distribution

Film exports/foreign sales :

The Bureau Sales

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country


City of Pirates tells the story of an impossible love story between a servant, Isidore, and a child murderer, Malo, on a desert island battered by the winds. It is the story of a duel between a little boy, who has run away from home, and a woman who could, or should, be his mother and who, in a thousand ways, harasses, pursues, and tortures him. But, vice versa, it is also the story of the charm that the child exerts over the woman, enough to push her to suicide or slavery. A third character enters the game: a man, Tobi, a murderer who, like the boy, is hiding on Pirates’ Island. Is he not an adult version of Malo, looking for his reflection, which has already aged, so as to destroy it and thereby remain forever a child? All these stories make but one: a free adaptation of Peter Pan.

Full credits (10)

Executive Producer :

Paulo Branco

Line producer :

Anne-Marie La Toison

Director of Photography :

Acacio de Almeida

Editor :

Valeria Sarmiento

Music Composer :

Jorge Arriagada

Assistant directors :

Alain Nahum, José Maria Vaz Da Silva

Screenwriter :

Raoul Ruiz

Sound recordists :

Vasco Pimentel, Joaquim Pinto

Production Designer :

Ze Branco

Costume designer :

Ze Branco

Technical details

Feature film

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Sub-genre :

Adventure, Drama

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Coproducer countries :

France, Portugal

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Nationality :

Majority French (France, Portugal)

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Runtime :

1 h 51 min

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