• Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)

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Release Date: June 17th, 2011

DVD Release Date: January 17th, 2012

Not Yet Rated|4 hr 26 min

Plot Summary
A 19th-century Portuguese man recalls his youth in a church-run orphanage.

Cast: Adriano Luz, Maria João Bastos, Ricardo Pereira, Clotilde Hesme, José Afonso Pimentel

Director: Raoul Ruiz

Genres: Historical drama

Ratings & Reviews

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  • What is left is the sheer joy of storytelling, and willing audiences will find themselves caught up in a what-happens-next page-turner of a film. show more

  • Ruiz, whose best-known films include his 1999 adaptation of Proust's "Time Regained," coolly roams the ambiguous territories between tragedy and soap opera, and between the traditional and the modern. show more

  • I got a little lost while watching Mysteries of Lisbon and enjoyed the experience. It's a lavish, elegant, operatic, preposterous 19th century melodrama, with characters who change names and seemingly identities, and if you could pass a quiz on its stories within stories, you have my admiration. show more

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