The Fifth Empire - Yesterday as Today (2004)

The Fifth Empire - Yesterday as Today

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A man who set out for Africa to fight in the name of Christ becomes an immortal legend when he disappears after confronting a Muslim sultan in director Manoel de Oliveira's adaptation of a play by Jose Regio. In the late 1570s, Dom Sebastiao (Ricardo Trepa) longed to establish a Portuguese empire, but in 1578 he vanished without a trace. In the years that follow Sebastiao's story evolves into the myth of the hidden king. Years later, in Portugal, Sebastiao makes a messianic return as a king on a … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Manoel de Oliveira
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Gémini Films

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as The Holy Cobbler

as King Sebastian

as Queen Catarina
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