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Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)

Mistérios de Lisboa (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 20 October 2010 (France)
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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.

Director:

Raoul Ruiz (as Raúl Ruiz)

Writers:

Camilo Castelo Branco (book), Carlos Saboga (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 João Baptista ... D. Pedro da Silva
Martin Loizillon Martin Loizillon ... Padre Dinis Jovem
Julien Alluguette Julien Alluguette ... Benoit de Montfort
Rui Morisson ... Marquês de Montezelos
Joana de Verona ... Eugénia
Carloto Cotta ... D. Álvaro de Albuquerque
Maria João Pinho Maria João Pinho ... Condessa de Vizo
José Manuel Mendes José Manuel Mendes ... Frei Baltazar da Encarnação
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Storyline

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.

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An Epic Life He Could Only Imagine See more »

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Portugal | France

Language:

Portuguese | French | English | Italian

Release Date:

20 October 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Misterios de Lisboa See more »

Filming Locations:

Óbidos, Leiria, Portugal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,308, 7 August 2011

Gross USA:

$110,507

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$168,485
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.95:1
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The movie is set during the late 1700's to early 1800's. During the ballroom scene, several shots make it obvious that the gowns worn by the women have zippers in the back but the zipper wasn't invented until 1851. See more »

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Utterly mesmerising
29 May 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Mysteries of Lisbon in my view is utterly mesmerising, and one of those rare cases where there is no bad thing about it. As an adaptation of the novel, it succeeds wonderfully, on its own terms it is even more impressive. Mysteries of Lisbon may be lengthy at just over four and a half hours. But because everything was so well done, there was not a single moment where I was not transfixed.

On a visual standpoint, Mysteries of Lisbon looks amazing. The photography is gorgeous complete with beautiful-looking scenery and costumes, while there is an atmospheric and striking colour palette. The music does a fine job in conveying the mood of each scene, with not one scene feeling musically out of place.

Mysteries of Lisbon also benefits from a brilliant story. There are several story lines developed (very well) and incorporated throughout, but the main crux of the story told here is so unique and compelling it drew me in immediately. The script is of exceptional quality, often very moving, literate and thoughtful, while the characters have a complexity while being intriguing as well.

When it comes to the acting, there is not a single bad performance, Luz especially in the lead is fantastic. And throughout the direction is superb. Overall, this is mesmerising and highly recommended. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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