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As Mil E Uma Noites: Volume 2, O Desolado (Arabian Nights: Volume 2 - The Desolate One)
If a certain cinematic and structural ‘restlessness’ – as hinted in the title – defined the first of Miguel Gomes’ trilogy, then there is a certain amount of intellectual playfulness about calling this second outing ‘The Desolate One’, when in fact Scheherazade’s three tales are lush and whimsical, while also never losing track with its link to Portugal’s austerity measures. Most amusing and racy of the three is a plot that includes the theft of 13 cows; a batch of Chinese mail-order brides and a human lie detector. An entertaining, though still serious at heart, lead into the final chapter.
2015 / Portuguese dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 131 mins
Genre: Drama
Programme: Cinema of the World
Premiere: Middle East Premiere
Rating: 18+
Contains: Coarse Language, Male Nudity and Nudity
Director: Miguel Gomes
Producer: Luís Urbano, Sandro Aguilar, Thomas Ordonneau, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Maren Ade, Elena Tatti, Thierry Spicher, Elodie Brunner
Scriptwriter: Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo, Telmo Churro
DOP: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Lisa Persson, Mário Castanheira
Editor: Telmo Churro, Pedro Filipe Marques, Miguel Gomes
Cast: Crista Alfaiate, Adriano Luz, Americo Silva, Rogerio Samora, Carloto Cotta, Fernanda Loureiro
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