Arabian Nights: Volume 3, the Enchanted One (As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 3, O Encantado) (2015) - Rotten Tomatoes

Arabian Nights: Volume 3, the Enchanted One (As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 3, O Encantado) (2015)

Arabian Nights: Volume 3, the Enchanted One (As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 3, O Encantado) (2015)

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Scheherazade (Crista Alfaiate) continues to tell stories in order to stay alive in the third and final film of Miguel Gomes' epic about the lives of ordinary people in contemporary, austerity-stricken Portugal. Among the tales: The Grand Vizier fears for Scheherazade's life, bird trappers train their pets for a singing competition, and a Chinese girl travels to Portugal.

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Cast

Crista Alfaiate
as Xerazade/Condessa Beatriz
Carloto Cotta
as Paddleman
Chico Chapas
as Passarinheiro
Luisa Cruz
as Juíza
Gonçalo Waddington
as Filho Idiota/Vasco
Joana de Verona
as Vânia/Filha da Juíza
Pedro Inês
as Advogado
Fernanda Loureiro
as Owner of the Cockerel
Americo Silva
as Grão-Vizir
Rogério Samora
as Portuguese Prime Minister
Carlos Loureiro
as Rui Miguel
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Critic Reviews for Arabian Nights: Volume 3, the Enchanted One (As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 3, O Encantado)

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Some of the stories are genuinely affecting. But Gomes' arcane storytelling style and frequent use of absurdity will require a good deal of patience from filmgoers.

January 8, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Gomes plays with the traditions of the past and the tangible facts of the presents, hoping for a brighter future for his homeland.

December 18, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Arabian Nights locks ordinary struggles and scrubby Portuguese country sides into Byzantine framing devices, faithful to the credo that any story can be interesting if it's told in an interesting way.

December 3, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The stories have an almost dreamlike sweep and imaginative energy, and the film never exhausts that exuberance.

December 1, 2015 | Full Review…

All told, the trilogy plays like a cry of frustration from a filmmaker who loves the people at the bottom and loathes the people at the top.

August 21, 2017 | Full Review…

A colorful interpretation of the Portuguese crisis seen through a fantasy lens. [Full review in Spanish]

June 17, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Arabian Nights: Volume 3, the Enchanted One (As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 3, O Encantado)

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Gomes relies now too much on a lot of text written on the screen, to the point that he prevents us from developing a deeper connection with the characters, but despite that this is a great film that shows us the beauty and poetry of the prosaic everyday life of those common people.

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