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Tigrero: A Film That Was Never Made

Tigrero: A Film That Was Never Made

Tigrero: A Film That Was Never Made

1994 / 75min / DCP

DIRECTOR: MIKA KAURISMäKI

CAST: SAMUEL FULLER , JIM JARMUSCH

Introduced by Samantha Fuller.

Preparing to make a John Wayne jungle adventure vehicle for Fox, Fuller headed into the Amazon basin with a 16mm camera on an intrepid scouting trip among the Karaja Indians. At the behest of Kaurismäki he returned forty years later, forming an irresistible double-act with deadpan travel companion Jim Jarmusch, with whom he plunges back into the underbrush to revisit old Karaja friends, a touching encounter which opens itself to meditations on the power of the cinematic device to stir memory and awaken the dead.