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Arabian Nights: Volume 2, the Desolate One

As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 2, O Desolado

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Directed by Miguel Gomes
Portugal, France, 2015
Drama
      Portuguese
      English

Synopsis

An elderly criminal becomes a folk hero as he successfully evades hordes of police; a stern judge oversees a case involving 13 stolen cows, mail-order brides, a genie and a machete-wielding human lie detector; a Maltese poodle shuffles between households in a recession-stricken estate.

Our take

The second installment of Miguel Gomes’ magnum opus is arguably the most melancholic of the three. While the whole trilogy is a unique blend of fine irony, dark humor, blissful fantasy, and fervent commitment to the present, this middle section confirms Arabian Nights as the ultimate political film.

Synopsis

An elderly criminal becomes a folk hero as he successfully evades hordes of police; a stern judge oversees a case involving 13 stolen cows, mail-order brides, a genie and a machete-wielding human lie detector; a Maltese poodle shuffles between households in a recession-stricken estate.

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Arabian Nights: Volume 2, the Desolate OneDirected byMiguel Gomes
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Cannes Film Festival
2015 | Winner: Palm Dog

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