by Mika Kaurismäki
Tigrero was a film that Sam Fuller was going to make in the 1950s on location in South America. Mika Kaurismaki made a documentary that followed Jim Jarmusch and Fuller as they went back to the village that was going to be used as one of the locations. Fuller shot 16mm footage as he was preparing for the film and he hadn’t returned for 40 years. While on the surface it is about the village and the film that was never made, it’s really about Fuller and Jarmusch and there are some neat moments as they talk about filmmaking. A neat look at a couple of cinematic outsiders – one quiet and one crusty.
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