O Sentido da Vida (2018)

In The Meaning of Life we will take part on a journey throughout the world to question our existence through the inquiries of a young Brazilian, with a rare hereditary disease with no cure.

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THE MEANING OF LIFE is a new film from Miguel Mendes, director of "Jose and Pilar". Applying a classical narrative premise to compose reality, the filmmaker presents a hybrid documentary that carries out an existential investigation from our protagonist's point of view. He is a young man who finds out he has an invariably fatal rare disease. When our hero hears his diagnosis, he starts to reevaluate his life. He immediately discards everything that is superfluous in search of what is essential for the reevaluation of his own life. Urged by his new reality, he goes on a trip around the world, and a journey through space and time. Cars, boats, trains, 56,000 km, diverse landscapes, unintelligible languages, and the constant feeling that maybe nothing has any purpose - but that it is, at the same time, an insoluble enigma. Our protagonist travels with a filming crew that records his many encounters, his worldview, and the reflection of a man who is searching for authentic and ... Written by http://osentidodavida.com/ENG

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