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Ostensibly an erotic thriller starring Anne Parillaud and William Baldwin, Ruiz’s final foray into pulp is a Hitchcockian shadow play of doubles that turns a paperback-worthy premise into a Rorschach-blot interrogation of the self and the unconscious.
Shot in Holland in roughly a week without a script, Ruiz’s delirious, visually stunning satire of imperialism and the social sciences focuses on an anthropologist who ventures with his family into the Patagonian wilds to study a strange, dying language.
Sharing an inability to sleep, a voyeur and a hunchbacked boxer decide to rape a pregnant woman, who then throws herself into the Seine, only to return in new, horrifying forms. This barbed avant-garde tale of trauma and delirium is one of Ruiz’s most confrontational visions. Screening with Dog's Dialogue.
A 9-year-old boy insists that a mentally unstable violin teacher is his real mother in this consummately Ruizian tale of madness and mistaken identity, loosely adapted from a Massimo Bontempelli novella and starring Isabelle Huppert and Jeanne Balibar.
Shot in 1990 but unfinished until nearly six years after Ruiz’s death, The Wandering Soap Opera is a wildly inventive, episodic satire born of Ruiz and his wife and collaborator Sarmiento’s attempt to view Chilean political life through the sublime and ridiculous prism of the telenovela.