Three Lives and Only One Death


2h 4m 1996

Brief Synopsis

In the first of four comical tales of social dissonance, a traveling salesman, Mateo Strano, walks out on his wife Maria. Twenty years later, he returns and lures her new husband to his apartment across the street where he has been hiding with strange, supernatural spirits. In the second tale, Georg

Film Details

Also Known As
Three Lives and One Death, Trois Vies et une Seule Mort
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
New Yorker Films

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m

Synopsis

In the first of four comical tales of social dissonance, a traveling salesman, Mateo Strano, walks out on his wife Maria. Twenty years later, he returns and lures her new husband to his apartment across the street where he has been hiding with strange, supernatural spirits. In the second tale, Georges Vickers, a professor of "negative anthropology" at the Sorbonne, drops everything to become a homeless beggar. Vickers meets Tania, a kinky prostitute whose only fault, in his eyes, is her appreciation of writer Carlos Castaneda. Vickers soon learns that Tania has also been leading a double life--she is the president of a huge corporation. In the third tale, a penniless young couple inherit a magnificent mansion and an endowment on the condition that they keep the butler. Gradually, they realize he is both their servant and benefactor. The final tale ties together the other three, but introduces Luc Allamand, a successful businessman whose imaginary family suddenly arrives in Paris to visit him.

Film Details

Also Known As
Three Lives and One Death, Trois Vies et une Seule Mort
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
New Yorker Films

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States Fall October 11, 1996

Released in United States May 1996

Released in United States November 29, 1996

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 9-20, 1996.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 22 - September 2, 1996.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 29 - October 13, 1996.

Shown at Portland International Film Festival February 13 - March 2, 1997.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 29 - February 9, 1997.

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 22 - September 2, 1996.)

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 29 - October 13, 1996.)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Portland International Film Festival February 13 - March 2, 1997.)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 29 - February 9, 1997.)

Released in United States May 1996 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 9-20, 1996.)

Released in United States Fall October 11, 1996

Released in United States November 29, 1996 (Nuart; Los Angeles)