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On Top of the Whale (1982)

90 min | Fantasy

A parody of anthropology, linguistics, and cultural imperialism. The film follows an unlikely team of linguists into the wilds of an ersatz Patagonia to study the last speakers of a dying language. That language apparently consists of a ...See moreA parody of anthropology, linguistics, and cultural imperialism. The film follows an unlikely team of linguists into the wilds of an ersatz Patagonia to study the last speakers of a dying language. That language apparently consists of a single word, which therefore means everything. Written by International Film Circuit See less
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Jun 20, 1986 (United States)

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7.1 / 10 | 162 votes