Mistérios de Lisboa (Mysteries of Lisbon), 2010, Raúl Ruiz

Mistérios de Lisboa (Mysteries of Lisbon)

Regie: Raúl Ruiz; Drehbuch: Carlos Saboga nach dem Roman von Camilo Castelo Branco; Kamera: André Szankowski; Schnitt: Carlos Madaleno, Valeria Sarmiento; Musik: Jorge Arriagada, Luís de Freitas Branco; Darsteller*innen: Adriano Luz, Ricardo Pereira, Maria João Bastos, João Arrais, Léa Seydoux, Malik Zidi, Melvil Poupaud. FR/PT, 2010, DCP, Farbe, 338 min (television version). Portugiesisch/Französisch mit engl. UT

An orphan in search of clues concerning his identity in the 19th century is the focus of Ruiz's last film. Along the boy's origin story, the filmmaker deals with the serious pitfalls of life. This is done with the help of pirates as well as noblemen, soldiers in the Napoleonic Wars as well as the ever-opulent beauties that surround them all. The search for the mother succeeds, the revelation of the father is one of the secrets that want to be uncovered here; and in general Ruiz staffs Mistérios de Lisboa with several false bottoms, and behind many masks hides another disguise. (M.G.)
30-minute intermission after approx. 170 min
Note: The theatrical version (265 min) will be screened on October 31