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The Saragossa Manuscript

ordered on impulse from netflix, it turned out to be an incredible experience and a big surprise. i only looked it up afterwards.

The film was released in Poland [1965] uncut at 182 minutes, but it was shortened for release in the U.S. and UK at 147 minutes and 125 minutes, respectively. During the 1990s Jerry Garcia, together with Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, financed a restoration and subtitling of an uncut print of the film. The restored film, re-released in 2001, is commercially available in VHS and DVD formats.

Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Luis Bu˝uel, David Lynch, Lars von Trier, Harvey Keitel and Jerry Garcia have at various times described The Saragossa Manuscript as their favorite film. The film won the Golden Wolf at the 1965 Bucharest Film Festival.

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