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Plot, Details & Awards

Mysteries of Lisbon

Not Rated In Theaters 08/5/2011 , 272min.
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Plot & Details

Raul Ruiz's masterful adaptation of the eponymous nineteenth-century Portuguese novel (by Camilo Castelo Branco) evokes the complex intertwined narratives of Victor Hugo and Charles Dickens. The core story centers on Joao, the bastard child of an ill-fated romance between two members of the aristocracy who are forbidden to marry, and his quest to discover the truth of his parentage. But this is just the start of an engrossing tale that follows a multitude of characters whose fates conjoin, separate and then rejoin again over three decades in Portugal, Spain, France and Italy.
  • MPAA Rating: Not Rated
  • Genre(s): Crime and Mystery,Drama,Thriller
  • Run Time: 272min.
  • Theatrical Release Date: 08/05/2011
  • DVD Release Date: 01/17/2012
  • Distributor(s): Music Box Films
  • Director(s): Raúl Ruiz
  • Starring: Clotilde Hesme , Adriano Luz , Maria João Bastos , Léa Seydoux , Ricardo Pereira
  • Themes: Orphans,Prostitutes,Members of the Clergy
  • Tone: Cerebral,Enigmatic,Lavish,Literate,Sweeping
  • Keywords: murder, priest
  • Country of Origin: USA - Limited (08-05-2011)
  • Language: French,Portuguese

Awards

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

National Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 National Society of Film Critics Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

New York Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 New York Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

San Sebastián International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 San Sebastián International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated
2011 San Sebastián International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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