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City of Pirates is a 1983 French drama-fantasy film with elements of horror directed by Raúl Ruiz and released in 1983. The story follows a melancholic maidservant who crosses paths with a homicidal boy, travels to a tiny island of pirates, and encounters a man with multiple personalities during a surreal, dream-like odyssey.


This film provides examples of:

  • Enfant Terrible: Malo, the young boy who claims to have murdered his family.
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  • Never Trust a Title: Despite the title, there is no city of pirates in the film.
  • Surreal Horror: The general structure of the film, the murders, Toby.

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