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Mysteries of Lisbon
 
 
Directed by Raúl Ruiz, Portugal 2010
261 mins. Portuguese and French dialogue with English sub-titles
 
Summary:
 
Gorgeous, intriguing melodrama set in 19th-century Portugal. Based on a novel famous for its complex plot, Mysteries of Lisbon follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil, as their lives intertwine. Raúl Ruiz's late masterpiece.
 
What the Critics say:
 
"Entrancingly strange, beautifully eccentric."  (Peter Bradshaw - The Guardian)

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