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Mysteries of Lisbon (Part 2), Movie

Mysteries of Lisbon (Part 2) 2010

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Award-winning 19th-century tale following a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they meet a variety of mysterious individuals in a series of intersecting stories. Due to the film's epic length (over 4 hours), some cinemas are screening the movie in two parts. More

"The fate of a dozen characters intertwine over three decades, as one man's journey to find his parents takes him on a continent-spanning odyssey in Mysteries of Lisbon, a 19th-century tale of desire, indiscretions and hidden identity. Acclaimed France-based Chilean filmmaker Raúl Ruiz delves into a complex literary world with this adaptation of Camilo Castelo Branco's saga of the same name. Originally created as a six-part television mini-series, for theatrical release it has been concentrated into an engaging four-and-a-half-hour epic." (Melbourne International Film Festival 2011) Hide

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A.V. Club (USA)

For all its visual invention and full-blooded melodrama, Mysteries Of Lisbon never tilts to full-on crazy. Full review.

Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)

I got a little lost while watching "Mysteries of Lisbon" and enjoyed the experience. Full review.

Empire (UK)

Storytelling of breathtaking scale and grandeur, even if the complex plotting may twist your synapses along the way. Full review.

Guardian (UK)

For those with open minds, the cinema of Ruiz offers enormous and unique pleasure. Full review.

Hollywood Reporter

A superbly guilty pleasure for a rainy day. Full review.

Los Angeles Times

Straightforward, with a classical sheen, even as mischief and hallucination puncture the serene surface. Full review.

New York Times

An absorbing, astonishingly fast four and a quarter hours. Full review.

Total Film (UK)

Expect countless stolen identities, romantic betrayals and aristocratic female beauties, all ravishingly shot on DV. Full review.