Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One (As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 1, O Inquieto)

2015

Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One (As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 1, O Inquieto)

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This unconventional blend of documentary and fantasy uses the stories-within-stories structure of the classic Arabian Nights to explore the lives of ordinary people in austerity-stricken, contemporary Portugal. Among the tales: A group of bankers discover a cure for impotence, a rooster is put on trial for crowing too early in the morning, and a group of jobless citizens go swimming on New Year's Day. Directed by Miguel Gomes.

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Crista Alfaiate
as Punk Maria
Americo Silva
as Grand Vizier
Carloto Cotta
as Tradutor
Rogério Samora
as Prime Minister
Luisa Cruz
as Judge in The Tears of the Judge
Chico Chapas
as Simao 'Without Bowels'
Gonçalo Waddington
as Vania's Boyfriend Vasco
Joana de Verona
as Judges Daughter/Vania
Jing Jing Guo
as Speaker For The Twelve Chinese Ladies
Carlos Loureiro
as Rui Miguel
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  • Oct 16, 2016
    A restless director plunges us in a brilliant blend of documentary and fiction to comment on the political situation of contemporary Portugal: austerity, economic crisis, unemployment and the emptiness of our times; and he does so with a lot of compassion and a wonderful humor.
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