The Tale of King Crab

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“Watching THE TALE OF KING CRAB feels like watching the stories on which all later stories have been based.” – Screen Daily

“A work of genuine cinematic imagination and power.” – Film Festival Today

“Profound… [the film] owes its existence to a really good story, a little exaggeration, and the enthusiastic consumption of alcohol.” – Screen Slate

Luciano is a wandering outcast in a remote, late 19th-century Italian village. His life becomes undone by alcohol, forbidden love, and a bitter conflict with the prince of the region over the right of passage through an ancient gateway. When the quarrel escalates, Luciano is exiled to the distant Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego where, with the help of ruthless gold-diggers, he searches for a mythical treasure, paving his way toward redemption. However, in these barren lands, only greed and insanity can prevail.

Official Site  

in Spanish and Italian with English subtitles

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Running Time 105

Genre Documentary

MPAA Rating NR

Gabriele Silli
Alexandra Lungu
Severino Sperandio
Ercole Colnago

Directed by
Alessio Rigo de Righi
Matteo Zoppis

Written by
Alessio Rigo de Righi
Matteo Zoppis

Awards by
World Premiere: 2021 Cannes Film Festival

New York Times “Critic’s Pick: In Exile, Both at Home and Abroad” — Glenn Kenny