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Mysteries of Lisbon -- 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.
Mysteries of Lisbon -- Joao, the illegitimate child of an ill-fated romance between two members of the aristocracy who are forbidden to marry, goes on a quest to discover the truth of his parentage. Nothing, and nobody, is first as it/she/he appears in this spiral of stories within stories within stories.

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Writers:
Camilo Castelo Branco (book)
Carlos Saboga (screenplay)
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Release Date:
20 October 2010 (France) See more »
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An Epic Life He Could Only Imagine
Plot:
Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals. | Add synopsis »
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26 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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DVD Review: 'Mysteries of Lisbon'
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Adriano Luz ... Padre Dinis & Sabino Cabra & Sebastião de Melo

Maria João Bastos ... Ângela de Lima

Ricardo Pereira ... Alberto de Magalhães & Come-Facas

Clotilde Hesme ... Elisa de Montfort

Afonso Pimentel ... Pedro da Silva Adulto
João Arrais ... Pedro da Silva Criança (as João Luis Arrais)
Albano Jerónimo ... Conde de Santa Bárbara
João Baptista ... D. Pedro da Silva
Martin Loizillon ... Padre Dinis Jovem
Julien Alluguette ... Benoit de Montfort
Rui Morrison ... Marquês de Montezelos

Joana de Verona ... Eugénia
Carloto Cotta ... D. Álvaro de Albuquerque
Maria João Pinho ... Condessa de Vizo
José Manuel Mendes ... Frei Baltazar da Encarnação

Léa Seydoux ... Branca de Montfort
Malik Zidi ... Visconde de Armagnac

Melvil Poupaud ... Colonel Ernesto Lacroze
Margarida Vila-Nova ... Marquesa de Alfarela (as Margarida Vilanova)
Sofia Aparício ... Condessa de Penacova

Catarina Wallenstein ... Condessa de Arosa
André Gomes ... Barão de Sá
Filipe Vargas ... D. Paulo de Albuquerque
José Airosa ... Bernardo
Marco D'Almeida ... Conde de Viso
Martinho Silva ... José Salema

Paulo Pinto ... D. Martinho de Almeida
Vânia Rodrigues ... Dona Antónia
Américo Silva ... Meirinho do Tribunal
Ana Chagas ... Deolinda
António Simão ... Novelista
Dinarte Branco ... Diletante
Duarte Guimarães ... Escrivão
Helena Coelho ... Marquesa de St. Eulália
João Villas-Boas ... Criado (as João Vilas Boas)
Lena Friedrich ... Moçoila
Marcello Urgeghe ... Médico Veneziano

Miguel Monteiro ... Médico da Hospedaria
Nuno Távora ... Diletante

Pedro Carmo ... 1º Cavalheiro
Tiago Fagulha ... Criado
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cleia Almeida ... Francisca (uncredited)
Bruno Ambrósio ... Miudo Líder Escola (uncredited)
Carlos António ... Pescador (uncredited)
Martim Barbeiro ... Filho do enforcado (uncredited)

António Pinhão Botelho ... Homem na Festa (uncredited)

Joana Botelho ... Criadita (uncredited)
Ana Sofia Campos ... Maria Amália (uncredited)
São José Correia ... Anacleta dos Remédios (uncredited)
Raquel Dias ... Adelaide (uncredited)
Leonor Figueiredo ... Emília do Coreto (uncredited)
Afonso Lagarto ... Guarda (uncredited)
Sofia Leite ... Prelada (uncredited)
Beatriz Leonardo ... Dona Antónia (uncredited)
Sofia Marques ... (uncredited)
Eduardo Martins ... (uncredited)

Rui Neto ... Azarias (uncredited)
Thor Schenker ... Jérôme (uncredited)
Leonor Vasconcelos ... Emília do Loreto (uncredited)

Directed by
Raoul Ruiz  (as Raúl Ruiz)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Camilo Castelo Branco  book
Carlos Saboga  screenplay

Produced by
Paulo Branco .... producer
Madalena Villaverde .... assistant producer
 
Original Music by
Jorge Arriagada (original music by)
Luís de Freitas Branco  (as Luís Freitas Branco)
 
Cinematography by
André Szankowski 
 
Film Editing by
Carlos Madaleno 
Valeria Sarmiento 
 
Casting by
Patrícia Vasconcelos 
 
Art Direction by
Isabel Branco 
 
Set Decoration by
Paula Szabo 
 
Production Management
Sofia Carvalho .... unit production manager
João Matos .... unit manager
Anne Mattatia .... executive in charge of production
Ana Pinhão .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Emídio Miguel .... second assistant director
João Pinhão .... first assistant director
José Maria Vaz da Silva .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Catarina Sampaio .... graphics designer
 
Sound Department
Ricardo Leal .... sound
António Lopes .... sound re-recording mixer
Miguel Martins .... sound mixer
José Moreira .... sound effects editor
Vladan Nedeljkov .... foley artist
António Pedro Figueiredo .... boom operator
Tiago Romão .... boom operator
Aleksandra Stojanovic .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Óscar Vasconcelos .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Jorge Anjos .... visual effects artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christian Magis .... gaffer
Paulo Miguel .... grip
João Natividade .... focus puller
Ricardo Simoes .... video assist operator
André Szankowski .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Diogo Camões .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tania Franco .... wardrobe coordinator
 
Music Department
Orchestre Colonne .... music performed by
Laurent Petitgirard .... conductor
 
Other crew
Bruno Adrião .... production assistant
Carla Capela .... production secretary
Paulo MilHomens .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Mistérios de Lisboa" - Portugal (original title)
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272 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | Portugal:272 min
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
"A masterful mystery...", 30 May 2012
Author: Sindre Kaspersen from Norway

Chilean-born screenwriter, producer, teacher and director Raúl Ruiz' 66th feature film which was written by Portuguese screenwriter Carlos Saboga, is an adaptation of a novel from 1854 by 19th century Portuguese writer Camilo Castello Branco (1825-1890). It premiered at the 35th Toronto International Film Festival in 2010 and is a France-Portugal co-production which was shot on various locations in Portugal and produced by Portuguese producer Paulo Branco. It tells the story about Pedro da Silva, a fourteen-year-old orphan who lives at a boarding school in Lisbon, Portugal which is run by Father Dinis during the Liberal Wars in the early 19th century. Pedro is searching for his origins and Father Dinis has managed to take his mind of his natural curiosity by having him focus on his studies, but one day after having received a visit by a countess named Angela de Lima who claims to be his mother, Father Dinis decides to help Pedro in his search for his identity.

Distinctly and subtly directed by Latin-American filmmaker Raúl Ruiz, this intricate and exquisite story which is narrated from multiple viewpoints, draws a stately and memorable portrayal of an adolescent boy's conflicting road towards discovering his true identity during the 19th century and the destinies of all the people who in one way or another were connected to his birth. While notable for its brilliant milieu depictions, production design and costume design by Portuguese production designer, art director and costume designer Isabel Branco, cinematography by Brazilian-born cinematographer André Szankowski and the cogent editing by Chilean screenwriter, film editor and director Valéria Sarmiento and film editor Carlos Madaleno, this somewhat surreal and romantic period drama which is driven by it's voice-over narration, dialog, variegated characters and interrelated stories, depicts multiple intriguing studies of character and contains a remarkable score by Chilean-born composer Jorge Arrigada and Portuguese composer and professor of music Luís Freitas Branco (1890-1955).

This rhythmic, multifaceted, at times humorous and invariably moving epic about human suffering, human relations, identity, love and faith, presents scenes where it is as if protagonists and antagonists were communicating within frames of art works and is a poetically atmospheric and melodramatic fictional tale which is impelled and reinforced by its fragmented narrative structure and the compelling acting performances by Portuguese actor Adriano Luz, French actress Clotilde Hesme, Portuguese actress Maria Joáo Bastos, Portuguese actor and director José Afonso Pimentel and Portuguese actor Ricardo Pereira. An accomplished cinematic achievement and a masterful mystery which gained, among other awards, the Silver Seashell Award for Best Director Raúl Ruiz at the 58th San Sebastián International Film Festival in 2010 and the TFCA Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 15th Toronto Film Critics Association Awards in 2011.

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