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From the 1940's to today, Manuel Luciano has tried to discover the true identity of Christopher Columbus. In his multiple trips between Portugal and the United States, always joined by his ever-loving wife, he has witnessed the changes in time and places and is now very close to unveiling the mysteries of the world famous explorer. He just needs to make a final trip to Christopher Columbus' birth house Written by
I wasn't expecting much of this movie, not that it was an Oliveiras', I really respect his work, but because of what i read about it.
He had this story he wanted to tell and made a decision about how to do it. A risky and brave decision. It's not made to please a massive public nor the artistic cinema lovers. It sometimes looks like a thesis presentation or a documentary with perfectly shooted scenes.
It's a journey that takes you along with a couple in the quest for the true nationality of the man who discovered the American continent. And an appeal to keep fresh in our memories the golden age of Portugal's history.
For those who say that looks artificially due to the unnatural dialogs, you're right. But it's suppose to. The characters talk to you through the screen telling you that the world is small, finite and theones who first notice that where the Portuguese. I think that was thepoint of the movie. And for that matter, the cinematography was amazinglycontextualised.
A Portuguese movie about Portugal, by the main reference of this country's cinema. And if you were born here, you should watch it.
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