The Tale of King Crab

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Director: Alessio Rigo de Righi, Matteo Zoppis Run Time: 106 min. Release Year: 2021 Language: Italian

Starring: Darío Levy, Ercole Colnago, Gabriele Silli, Jorge Prado, Maria Alexandra Lungu

Small town in Italy, end of the 19th century. Luciano, a drunk, accidentally kills his lover during a revolt against the local Prince. To pay for his crime, he is forced into exile on the most remote island in the world, Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego. The hunt for the shipwreck treasure hidden on the island becomes his opportunity for redemption.

“The movie’s depictions of landscapes both sere and fertile, and its all-but-palpable portrayals of isolation, have echoes of the best work of Werner Herzog and Lucrecia Martel.” – Glenn Kenny, New York Times

World Cinema, Drama