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By Ken Tucker
Updated July 21, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT
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A Canterbury Tale

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  • Movie

In rural 1943 England, someone is pouring glue on innocent girls. Why? Two soldiers (one British, one American) investigate when a mutual acquaintance, a British girl, is attacked. Once the culprit is found, he proves a sort of good-luck charm who fulfills the deepest emotional wishes of the trio. A Canterbury Tale is the English version of magic realism, as only Powell and Pressburger (The Red Shoes) can do it: tart, never sentimental, with gorgeously shot landscapes. EXTRAS Among many: an eloquent commentary by critic-historian Ian Christie, and a documentary that revisits the film’s lovely locations.

A Canterbury Tale

type
  • Movie
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  • UNRATED
director
  • Michael Powell
  • Emeric Pressburger

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