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      Extraordinary Stories

      2008 4h 5m Drama List
      100% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 97% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A grand tapestry of mysteries. Read More Read Less

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      Chris Chang Film Comment Magazine Llins spins his tale(s) with such dexterity that I'd like to say he uses flashbacks within dream sequences within flashbacks-but he does this so seamlessly, even while employing three semi-reliable third-person narrators, that it's hard to know for sure. Jun 17, 2013 Full Review Paul Brunick New York Times A contagiously playful and thrillingly inventive work, a film that's more compulsively watchable and conventionally entertaining than any synopsis would begin to suggest. Rated: 4/5 May 3, 2011 Full Review Andrew Schenker Slant Magazine The craft of storytelling is both the subject and the source of the exquisite pleasures on display in Argentinean director Mariano Llins's film. Rated: 3.5/4 Apr 29, 2011 Full Review Josh Larsen LarsenOnFilm "...what's extraordinary about these stories is the way they're told." Rated: 3.5/4 Aug 7, 2017 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews One of the more unusual and entertaining films I have recently seen. Rated: A- May 10, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member my attention span isn't the best and i often have trouble sitting through a 90 mins film so it was with some trepidation that i approached mariano llinas' 4 hour argentine epic, but i needn't have worried. this unique, amazing film has now become my favorite road movie. and it's much more than that. some compare it to a novel, by the likes of pynchon or borges, but it explodes narrative conventions in indescribable ways, without ever losing the audience. interweaving the stories of three men in a number of genres (thriller, romance, adventure, war film) with wonderful music selections, the film was made extremely low budget by this film professor and his students and became a sensation on the festival circuit but as yet has no dvd release in any english speaking country. however it's the most entertaining thing i've seen in ages and i could easily watch four more hours of this. mysterious and wonderful and unlike anything else you've seen. also the date should be 2008 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member OK. It’s like this. You are about to sit through a film, it is 245 minutes long, you will follow three stories of three people, you will not know their names, but you will have a narrator telling you everything that is happening, everything that will happen, everything that just happened. This film will feel like both a video game and an audio book, you will not merely sit there and watch, you will be part of the storytelling process, any errors made by the characters will probably be corrected by the narrator, so don’t you worry. During your film construction you may experience deliriousness, excitement, sadness, happiness, but make sure you concentrate, it won’t wait for you, or maybe it will, it all depends on the how the film is feeling today. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Despite its overall running time of 4 hours (!) it is a film that manages to keep the viewer's attention throughout. A masterfully woven collection of three stories (and a further few subplots) with only a limited amount of dialogues- it is mostly narrated, but in a very intelligent way. Said to have been done on a tight budget, it captures the essence of filmmaking at its best, when the story is all that matters, in rich detail. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member 252 überbordende Kinominuten, geschult an den üblichen Verdächtigen der literarischen Postmoderne: Pynchon, Borges, Auster. Im Grunde ist Llinás' Debüt eine Anthologie dreier Kurznovellen, plus gelegentlicher short-story-Abschweifungen, im Erzählstil auch ganz und gar literarisch gehalten: Es gibt nahezu keinen gesprochenen Dialog, dafür einen omnipräsenten Offkommentar eines Erzählers mit mäßigem Durchblick. Die metaphysische Apotheose bleibt schlussendlich eher aus, alles verliert sich im Vagen, ein Epos über das Verlorengehen. "The road will take you away." Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member no la termine de ver, juaaaaaaaaa, pero las dos primeras partes estan buenisimas. Los recursos que utilizan para mantener al espectador atrapado en las diferentes tramas, son muy novedos y eficientes al mismo tiempo. Groso Llinas, ya se vei venir un director interesante despues de Balnearios, espero que la proxima este a la altura de Historias Extraordinarias. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member No sé bien qué es una experiencia, pero creo que esta peli se le acercó bastante a eso indefinido que puede llegar a ser una experiencia intensa. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A grand tapestry of mysteries.
      Mariano Llinás
      Laura Citarella
      Mariano Llinás
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 23, 2018
      4h 5m