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Arabian Night: Volume 2: The Desolate One

  • Portugal / 2015 / 131min / DCP / Colour
  • Original Title : As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 2, O O Desolado
  • Language : Portuguese
  • Genre : Drama
  • Director : Miguel Gomes
  • Screenwriter : Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo, Telmo Churro
  • Cinematographer : Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Lisa Persson, Mario Castanheira
  • Editor : Telmo Churro, Pedro Filipe Marques, Miguel Gomes
  • Cast : Cristina Alfaiate, João Pedro Benard, Luisa Cruz


Scheherazade tells of how desolation has invaded men: A distressed judge cries instead of handing down a sentence; a runaway murderer wanders the land for more than 40 days before tele-transporting himself to escape the police; a wounded cow reminisces about a thousand-year-old olive tree; and the residents of a tower block in the suburbs save parrots and piss inside lifts while surrounded by dead people and ghosts.

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