The Grand Duke of CorsicaThe Grand Duke of Corsica

The Grand Duke of Corsica

An architect builds for an eccentric billionaire on Corsica during a deadly malaria outbreak.

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The central narrative of 'The Obscure Life of the Grand Duke of Corsica' is interwoven with scenes of 13th-century monks and lepers, while a subplot about the Maltese authorities' efforts to control a malaria outbreak suggests the script was being rewritten as the pandemic unfolded. A sober, elegant, and funny movie.



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Plot summary

Alfred Rott is a cantankerous architect who embarks on an unusual creation for an eccentric billionaire who calls himself the Grand Duke of Corsica. When a deadly malaria epidemic hits the island and causes panic, he continues on to finish the job.

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