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Mysteries of Lisbon

Mysteries of LisbonA boy in a Lisbon orphanage wonders about his origins, and in response a river of stories flows from the mouths of noblemen, ladies, low-born scoundrels,...Mysteries of LisbonPT257MA boy in a Lisbon orphanage wonders about his origins, and in response a river of stories flows from the mouths of noblemen, ladies, low-born scoundrels,...2011-08-02Music Box Films
PERIOD PIECES Sofia Aparecio, Helena Coelho, Catarina Wallenstein, and Margarida Vilanova in Mysteries of Lisbon

PERIOD PIECES Sofia Aparecio, Helena Coelho, Catarina Wallenstein, and Margarida Vilanova in Mysteries of Lisbon

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Mysteries of Lisbon

Starring: Adriano Luz, Ricardo Pereira; Director: Raoul Ruiz; Author: Camilo Castelo Branco, Carlos Saboga; Release Date Limited: 08/05/2011; Runtime (in minutes): 257; Distributor: Music Box Films

A boy in a Lisbon orphanage wonders about his origins, and in response a river of stories flows from the mouths of noblemen, ladies, low-born scoundrels, priests, and sinners. This enveloping dream of an epic narrative experiment comes from the great Chilean-born, France-based filmmaker Raúl Ruiz (Time Regained). The work is based on a 19th-century Portuguese novel with plot material and character identity shifts that could handily fill six months of a juicy, modern-day TV soap opera; indeed, Mysteries of Lisbon is two hours longer in its original Portuguese TV-miniseries format. A

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