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The Ornithologist (2016)

O Ornitólogo (original title)
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Fernando, a solitary ornithologist, is looking for black storks when he is swept away by the rapids. Rescued by a couple of Chinese pilgrims, he plunges into an eerie and dark forest, trying to get back on his track.
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Cast

Cast overview:
Paul Hamy Paul Hamy ... Fernando
João Pedro Rodrigues João Pedro Rodrigues ... António
Xelo Cagiao Xelo Cagiao ... Jesus / Tomé
Han Wen Han Wen ... Fei
Chan Suan Chan Suan ... Ling
Juliane Elting ... Caçadora Loira
Flora Bulcao Flora Bulcao ... Caçadora 1
Isabelle Puntel Isabelle Puntel ... Caçadora 2
Alexandre Alverca Alexandre Alverca
André Freitas André Freitas
David Silva Pereira David Silva Pereira
Gil Mendes Da Silva Gil Mendes Da Silva
Miguel Ângelo Marujo Miguel Ângelo Marujo
Nuno Santos Nuno Santos
Ricardo Jorge Ricardo Jorge
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Storyline

Fernando is a 35-year-old ornithologist. He decides to go down a river in a kayak, hoping to find extremely rare black storks. Distracted by the beauty of the landscape, Fernando is soon thrown overboard by the current, and his motionless, bloody body reaches the riverbank. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Certain things occur, it's a question of belief. - St. Anthony of Lisbon


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Official Sites:

House on Fire [France]

Country:

Portugal | France | Brazil

Release Date:

20 October 2016 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

El ornitólogo See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,132, 25 June 2017

Gross USA:

$50,511

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$74,714
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Portuguese ornithologist is probably exploring Iberian Peninsula as its Black Storks' central southwest habitat, where they breed and roost. As of 2006, their population in Spain and Portugal appears to be increasing estimating their population at 405 to 483. See more »

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Performed by António Variações
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About Birds & For Birds
27 May 2018 | by daoldigesSee all my reviews

It's kind of difficult to describe this film, but the one word that comes easily is frustrating. I am Catholic so I did get the religious references and but that was not enough to make this film worth the time or effort. The director peppered the action with random interesting developments spaced throughout, each getting my hopes up that some kind of story was developing, only to be disappointed each time. I'm happy that some viewers really seemed to enjoy this film, but unfortunately it was one frustrating disappointment after the other for me.


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