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Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)

Mistérios de Lisboa (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 20 October 2010 (France)
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Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.

Director:

Raoul Ruiz (as Raúl Ruiz)

Writers:

Camilo Castelo Branco (book), Carlos Saboga (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adriano Luz ... Padre Dinis & Sabino Cabra & Sebastião de Melo
Maria João Bastos ... Ângela de Lima
Ricardo Pereira ... Alberto de Magalhães & Come-Facas
Clotilde Hesme ... Elisa de Montfort
Afonso Pimentel ... Pedro da Silva Adulto
João Arrais ... Pedro da Silva Criança (as João Luis Arrais)
Albano Jerónimo ... Conde de Santa Bárbara
João Baptista João Baptista ... D. Pedro da Silva
Martin Loizillon Martin Loizillon ... Padre Dinis Jovem
Julien Alluguette Julien Alluguette ... Benoit de Montfort
Rui Morisson ... Marquês de Montezelos
Joana de Verona ... Eugénia
Carloto Cotta ... D. Álvaro de Albuquerque
Maria João Pinho Maria João Pinho ... Condessa de Vizo
José Manuel Mendes José Manuel Mendes ... Frei Baltazar da Encarnação
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Storyline

Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.

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An Epic Life He Could Only Imagine See more »

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Portugal | France

Language:

Portuguese | French | English | Italian

Release Date:

20 October 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Misterios de Lisboa See more »

Filming Locations:

Óbidos, Leiria, Portugal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,308, 7 August 2011

Gross USA:

$110,507
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.95:1
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The movie is set during the late 1700's to early 1800's. During the ballroom scene, several shots make it obvious that the gowns worn by the women have zippers in the back but the zipper wasn't invented until 1851. See more »

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Raul Ruiz and mystic 19th century Lisbon
4 May 2018 | by dr-mutallimovSee all my reviews

Stylish and atmospheric costume drama.

The action takes us to Lisbon in the 19th century, where the fates, life and stories of several people are intertwined.

We have see the film of the cult Chilean director Raul Ruiz, who entire of conscious life make many author movies, for connoisseurs and aesthetes, with hidden meaning, filled with surreal and absurd images, but in his old age decided to aim at the adaptation of the historical adventure novel Castelo Branco, called Portuguese Balzac .

The film's action develops slowly and thoroughly, gradually dragging you into this whirlpool consisting of secrets, intrigues and fateful coincidences, adventures, violent passions, terrible revenge and insane love. And so minute by minute there is a complete immersion in the picture, because the secrets are always intriguing ...

It should be noted that the action in the film develops over several decades and covers a large number of characters and peoples (almost like G. G. Marquez), where almost every character has its own confusing story and secret, hidden very far away, which we will be told and revealed in the course of the film, hence the actual length of the film, divided into two parts.

I highly recommend to view. 9 out of 10.


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