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City of Pirates

City of Pirates

A Feature film by Raoul Ruiz

Produced by Les Films du Passage, Metro Filmes

Release in France : 22/02/1984


    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.

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Les Films du Passage, Metro Filmes

    French distribution :

    Gerick Distribution

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    The Bureau Sales

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    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producer :

    Paulo Branco

    Executive 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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    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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